MOBILE, Ala. (WALA)-- A 9-year-old Alabama boy's Christmas vision came to life when he gave to children in need ahead of the holiday.

Joshua Cox, of Mobile, used his very own money to buy 20 brand new bikes for 10 boys and 10 girls. He met the families who reached out to his parents on Facebook at the end of their driveway Saturday morning.

During this season of giving, the young entrepreneur wanted to share his blessings.

“Some families are less fortunate, and we just wanted to help out,” he said.

9-year-old boy uses his own money to buy 20 bicycles for children in need before Christmas

Joshua Cox used his very own money to buy 20 brand new bikes for 10 boys and 10 girls in his Mobile, Alabama, community.

His father, Anthony Cox, calls him “The Young CEO” and for good reason.

Joshua got his start as an entrepreneur at just 8 years old with his own party rental business.

Three months ago, he swapped that for an even bigger endeavor.

“Now I'm making more money on a trucking business,” he said.

Joshua joined his dad’s company, Cox Transportation. He now has his own 18 wheeler and employs a driver.

“On paper we put him as the operations manager. So, just teaching him different things about gross and net income, how to pay drivers, as he stated, making sure drivers are taken care of and the fundamentals of business day-in and day-out,” said Anthony Cox.

The dad said he has instilled three principles in Joshua: "Keep God first, hard work pays off, never give up.”

All content © 2020, WALA; Mobile, AL. (A Meredith Corporation Station). All Rights Reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.