Numerous families know about the well known Christmas tradition of filling shoe boxes with toys, toiletries and school supplies to give to Operation Christmas Child. Around Thanksgiving time, churches and organizations alongside volunteers assemble the boxes, preparing them to be sent around the world to kids that are in need.

Samaritan’s Purse partners with these churches and associations to spread a little joy and cheer amid Christmas time. As per Samaritan’s Purse, 135 million kids in 150 nations have gotten a gift box since the program started in 1993.

At seven years old, Tyrel Wolfe and his family took part in a project that would forever change their lives. The young man and his family joined Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse through their church.

That was where the magic started. The kid filled a shoe box that was destined for a young girl around his own age.

Tyrel was eager to fill the box, but after his family took it to their congregation, he forgot about it. From that point, it was then sent to the Philippines.

At that point over 10 years passed since little Tyrel set up together the she box when he got a sudden friend request from a lady named Joana Marchan. Joana and Tyrel began to talk on Facebook, as Joana wanted to meet the person who sent the shoe box so she could thanks him in person.

Tyrel’s folks told him to be careful, because they think the person that messaged him has the same name as the young lady he sent the Christmas box to years ago. And they were right, this person was the same with the one he sent the shoe box 10 years ago and she managed to get in touch with him after all this time.

Watch the video and see how Tyrel and Joana’s relationship changes once Tyrel discovers the truth about Joana. People who know Tyrel as the caring child from the ranch aren’t amazed by these events. Their story is one that will amaze you.