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WILMINGTON, N.C. — This is a story that would make any parent proud.

For the last three years, 10-year-old Gunner Robinson asked for shoes for his birthday in August. Each pair he collects is donated to children in the community who need them for the upcoming school year.

“I’ve always got shoes, like new shoes for school (nice ones), and I want other kids to get them too,” Robinson said, according to WWAY.

So far, he’s donated close to 600 pairs of shoes, and he doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.

Gunner’s parents said it started as an idea and ended with resounding community support.

“Words can’t even describe how proud we are of him because it was his idea, his doings,” Kristi Robinson said, according to WWAY.

For more information, you can check out the Gunner’s Runners Facebook page.