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Virginia teen with autism donates peanut butter jars to furloughed workers

Virginia teen with autism donates peanut butter jars to furloughed workers (ABC7)

If there’s one thing that Eric “Bean” McKay loves, it’s peanut butter.

“It’s what he lives on," said his dad Jonathan Lamb.

“It’s his favorite thing,” said his mother Tracy McKay. “He has for about 13 years.”

Eric enjoys peanut butter several times throughout the day with English muffins.

Now, the 15-year-old, with autism, is spreading the love with furloughed workers.

“He obviously cares about people and our plight of not working,” said furloughed worker Rhonda Lovato.

“Not everyone has food right now, I have a lot of food clearly,” Eric said.

Eric ended up with thousands of jars of peanut butter back in October when he accepted a social media challenge from the grocery store chain LidL.

After getting 72,000 retweets, he now has access to a lifetime supply of peanut butter.

“I couldn’t be more proud of him,” Lamb said.

Lamb, who is also currently furloughed, is happy to see his son sharing the wealth. A perfect recipe for giving back.

“This was an organic thing,” Lamb said.

“I think it says a lot about him as a kid,” Tracy McKay said.

Eric will be back at the Lidl, in Dumfries, on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. to distribute more free peanut butter to furloughed workers.

This weekend, furloughed workers will receive $10 off a $40 purchase at LidL stores.

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