Texas boy empties piggy bank to donate to vandalized mosque

According to Austin American-Statesman, vandals struck the Islamic Center of Pflugerville late Sunday or early Monday, leaving soiled, torn pages of the Quran outside the facility. A member of the mosque said cleanup after the incident, which police are investigating as a hate crime, cost about $150.

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After hearing the news, Jack Swanson, 7, wanted to help, ABC News reports. He and his mother, Laura, emptied the boy's piggy bank and brought the money – $20 – to the Islamic Center.

"We should all be supporting each other," Laura Swanson told KVUE.

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Mosque board member Faisal Naeem was touched by the boy's donation.

"Jack's $20 are worth $20 million to us because it's the thought that counts," he told ABC News. "Jack is just a little older than my son, Ibrahim. If we have more kind-hearted kids like them in the world, I have hope for the future."

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