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Ariz. High Schooler Gives Christmas Surprise to Classmate with Williams Syndrome


It’s the Christmas season, and with that comes heightened levels of caring and generosity.

Maricopa High School (Ariz.) senior Jacob Marr wanted to give something back to sophomore Matthew Sabetta recently for all the joy he brings other students.

Sabetta has Williams syndrome, which is “a developmental disorder that many parts of the body,” which includes “mild to moderate intellectual disability or learning problems, unique personality characteristics, distinctive facial features, and heart and blood vessel problems.”

Sabetta reportedly has a fascination with cement trucks, so Marr gave him the next best thing that a boy would want short of an actual cement truck — a Tonka toy cement truck.

“He makes everybody’s day,” Marr said. “I figured I could make his day at least once.”

You can watch the happy moment below:


“It was a big surprise,” Sabetta said. “And I got happy tears, and so, it was just like my lucky day.”

Merry Christmas to both Matthew and Jacob!

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