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Excerpt from The Consumerist: (click for entire article)
It was like a game of Good Samaritan Hot Potato on Good Morning America today, as Disney offered a free vacation to a 9-year-old Massachusetts boy — who had given away his Disney trip to a young girl whose dad was killed in Afghanistan — only to then have the boy say he'd be passing that vacation on to yet another person.
Inspired by that guy who started with a red paperclip and kept trading up until he got a house, the youngster set up a Facebook page in February where he offered to trade his toy soldier, with the ultimate goal of scoring a free Disney trip who could give away to a military family.
Finally, last week, he was able to trade up to an all-expenses trip to Disney. He then put all the names of a number of military families into a hat and pulled out the name of a 2-year-old girl whose father, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, was killed in Afghanistan last August.
But when Disney officials went on GMA this morning to offer the boy a trip of his own, he said thanks, and that he'd pull another name out his hat so that another military family could enjoy some fun in the sun.