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The Clean Cut: 12-year-old sews stuffed animals for sick kids

Posted October 31

Campbell Remess is not your average 12-year-old. He sneaks around his home to sew stuffed animals for sick kids while his mom is trying to get him to play Xbox.

"If Campbell could be on that sewing machine 24/7, he would be," his mother Sonya says.

The Feed SBS, an outside the box Australian news channel, posted a Facebook video Monday, chronicling the boy's charitable hobby. The video has been viewed over 13 million times in the two days since it was posted.

When Campbell, who is one of nine kids in his family, was 9-years-old, he asked his mother if she could buy presents for kids in the hospital but was denied because his family didn't have the money. Campbell decided to make presents for the kids himself.

Since Campbell started making stuffed creatures three years ago, not only has he become good at making them, he's begun to receive donations.

His father, Nathan, was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and Campbell gave him a bear about a year ago after Nathan had a tumor removed. This type of cancer comes back 80 percent of the time, but Nathan's hasn't returned since he received his son's gift.

"Being kind and not mean will change the world a lot," Campbell says.

Watch the video on Facebook here.

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