Fresno High School students replace Atticus Seng's twice-stolen bicycle

Photo: Heather Farrell

(WJLA) - A 9-year-old central California boy had his bike stolen - twice - in the span of a month earlier this year, and a group of high school students was not going to take it sitting down.

Atticus Seng, a 9-year-old from Fresno, Calif., had his bicycle swiped twice by unknown and uncaught thieves, and when a group of students at nearby Fresno High School heard about it, they took action.

According to ABC 30 in Fresno, the students went classroom to classroom sharing the plight of Atticus, and in the process, they raised $360 to buy the elementary school student a new bike.

When they delivered it to him at his school, Atticus told ABC 30 that he nearly cried.

"I was like, 'My bike is here!' and I just didn't know what to do," he said. "I was very excited."

Atticus's family has decided to pay the generosity forward. ABC 30 says they've donated the value of the new bike to a charity that buys bikes, helmets and locks for underprivileged children in the region.