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by Abigail Van Buren

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DEAR ABBY: I want to tell you about a little boy named Jakub. His family went to the Dominican Republic for a vacation. They could not believe the poverty they saw there. Jake's parents caught him trying to give away his shoes, but they were too small for the other child.

Jake returned home and told his Uncle Tony, who owns a construction company: "You have to go there with me and my parents and bring your men. We have to build houses for those kids."

Abby, Jakub is 4 years old. I love that kid. -- LEO R. LALONDE, EASTPOINTE, MICH.

DEAR LEO: From the mouths of babes. Jakub is not only a caring and generous child, but wise beyond his years.