School boy wraps up trees in clothing for heart warming cause

we love 13/06/2018

What started out as a small scale homework project saw Australia kid Oliver Edwards become an internet sensation.

The 10 year old was tasked by his teacher to come up with something he could do that would help his wider community. He came up with an idea to help the homeless in his home town of Hobart.

"There’s just been a whole lot of extra suffering in the Hobart community in the last few months," his mum told Mamamia.

So Oliver and his mum decided to help the homeless by placing warm clothing on tress for people to take as needed - something they called 'Free on a Tree'.

The pair put their coats and jumpers on trees all over the city...

"If I’ve got a carload of coats, we only do three or four places together and then, like any kid, he’s wanting to get back to his game of Fortnite or whatever," his mum laughed.

"He’s just a normal kid, but he’s definitely pretty keen, and he likes to take his mates out to help him as well."

She goes on to add that "in Hobart, we’ve got these little pockets of homelessness. It’s pretty grim out there, so it’s nice to be able to do a tiny little bit. Even if it’s just a few people knowing that there are people out there who care."

She also admitted that the project has become much bigger than they expected at the start. We're not surprised though, it's an awesome idea!