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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Aaron is just 4-years-old, but he already has the charisma of a movie star.

Now even more heroes have turned out to help him and his entire family.

Janice and Mike Thomas saw Aaron on TV and wanted to help.  They purchased a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for eight and delivered the food to Aaron's family Wednesday afternoon.

Aaron's mother told First Coast News she was planning to skip Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Aaron's parents are unemployed right now and money is tight. Aaron's mother said her husband, a truck driver, was injured on the job and can't find more work.

The Thomas family said their church will bring Christmas dinner to Aaron's home and toys for Christmas. The Thomas' attend Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Earlier this week on First Coast News, we got to watch Aaron open a box from an anonymous hero in our Hero Central project. 

The hero donated clothes and football jerseys in Aaron's size.

Aaron's principal at Merrill Road Elementary said he was coming to school in clothes way too large for his small frame.

Wednesday, Aaron was wearing his new jersey, and he's proud of it.  

If you can be a hero to a family in need go to and click on Hero Central. Put your name in to BE A HERO.

Hero Central is our new project with United Way to connect people.

If you need a hero yourself you can call Hero Central's 211. 

First Coast News

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