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El Paso Dentist Rewarded the 4-year-old “Caterpillar-Rescuer”

This time a winning good deed video was submitted about the story of 4-year-old Kai Silva, who was awarded the grand prize, a brand new iPad, on Thursday June 18th in Dr Darj’s office.

Silva learned that his teacher had a caterpillar problem in her garden, and she was going to exterminate them. Together with his dad, Silva went on a rescue mission and put the caterpillars into jars. He helped them to grow and even brought them to school to show his friends how caterpillars could be helped. The caterpillars became butterflies and he released them.

“I was taught by my dad that every living thing deserves a chance, even bugs.” said Silva.

Dr. Darj said, “The compassion of caring for creepy crawlies, sometimes even a bug, is what makes this act of kindness so mindful. I am happy to see parents teaching the younger generation how all aspects of life can be helped.”

Dr. Darj also picked a 2nd place winner – Clarissa Gardea from El Paso. Gardea wrote an essay about her grandfather’s disability and how she helped him out with chores. She felt good that she was giving him guidance through a rough time.

The purpose of the contest is to inspire our youths to reach out to help another in times of need.

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