An eight-year-old boy from Texas was sat reading a WWII book in a doctor's surgery when he had an inspiring idea.
"I was reading this book about soldiers who didn't have clean socks and their feet would get infected," said Tanner Adams, a third grader from Lufkin. "I thought I should do something about it."
This was how Tanner's socks for soldiers campaign began.
The schoolboy intends to collect a million pairs of socks to send off and has set up a Facebook page called "Socks for Soldiers, Lufkin TX".
His mother Torri told the Lufkin Daily News: "This is all him. It's definitely not out of character for him to do something like this. His dad and I decided that if this is that important to him, then we need to make it happen. So we're working on it."
Socks seem to be becoming a big part of the war effort with pupils at Schools in Alabaster being asked to collect white tube socks to send off to soldiers as presents.
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