Kindness is key for one youngster, as he set about brightening other children’s days with his own Christmas presents.

After receiving 20 selection boxes over the festive period, seven-year-old Luca Parkes felt others could do with a little pick-me-up as well.

And with the help of his mum, Sarah Parkes, the Kells boy visited Whitehaven Town Councillor Carl Walmsley, dropping off 16 of the boxes for him to share with others who needed them more.

“He’s a very thoughtful little boy,” Sarah said.

“He knows there’s a pandemic going on, and that there are children who are less fortunate than he is, so he just wanted to play his little part and make other children happy.”

She continued: “He was so proud of himself after doing it – so many people have been praising him, and he’s really pleased that he’s going to have cheered other children up.”

And it’s not just Luca who’s proud, but parents Sarah and Luke are also thrilled with their kind-hearted youngster.

Sarah said: “For a child of his age to want to give his chocolate and sweets to others just to make them happy is so amazing – we’re very, very proud of him.”

Coun. Walmsley said Luca was an “absolute credit to his parents”, and was thrilled to see such a caring act carried out.

“Thanks so much,” he said.

“I’ll see my promise through and make them into little sweet hampers, and pass them on to kids on the estate that deserve them – thanks again little man!”