Texas boy delivers COVID-19 care packages to most vulnerable

Posted at 2:57 PM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 15:57:10-04

EL PASO, TX — A 5-year-old boy in El Paso is doing his part to help his community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wilbur Coleman, or "Bookie" as people call him, has been going door-to-door with his mother delivering care packages to families with essential workers and those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

"He would go down the street to the corner, and he would water the neighbor's grass every morning. And he would say always say, 'mama, I think he needs hand sanitizer,'" said Cheree Coleman, Wilbur's mother.

As COVID-19 cases starting in march Coleman says they decided they were going to start collecting supplies for neighbors.

"It started small, with the mail man," said Cheree. "And the garbage man," said Wilbur.

Now, Cheree says its been their mission to buy essentials for those considered essential every morning starting at 6 am.

The mother and son visit several stores to find the items and pack them up to deliver.

"One lady was like, 'you're nothing but a hoarder!' and I'm like, 'you don't even know what I'm doing ma'am,'" said Cheree.

The two are on a mission that's growing by the day.

Cheree hopes to spread a little kindness during tough times.

Wilbur's mom says she's been paying for all the items herself, but that people have reached out to help with donations and supplies.