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"He's just full of love;" Lynchburg man spreads kindness, helps other despite disability

(WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- One Lynchburg man isn't letting a disability keep him from helping others.

Helping other people makes Henri Maclarion happy.

Henri has Angel Man Syndrome, so he can't talk, but his dad Freddy says he speaks with his heart.

"Once a month, when he gets his income check, he goes to the store with his mama and picks out $20-$40 worth of whatever they need. This time it's hats for patients at the [Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center]," said Freddy Maclarion.

But there are many others he likes to help too.

"He also does Samaritan's Purse, he does the shoe boxes with the ladies at our church, they do 500 shoe boxes," Freddy said.

Henri's effort makes him a hero to many battling cancer at the center.

"I just think that him coming in makes a difference to our patients to show people care, but also with special needs, he took that extra effort to come out," said Anita Lowe, who works at Centra.

"He's just full of love. There's not a mean bone in his body," Freddy said.

Each month, WSET wants to honor local heroes in the Heart of Virginia. If there is someone you would like to nominate, just go here or email heroes@wset.com with contact information and your story.

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