Sebbie Hall has performed thousands of selfless acts for others (Picture: SWNS)
A Good Samaritan who has surprised strangers with random acts of kindness every day for the past three years has been recognised for his efforts.
Sebbie Hall, 20, has been crowned the UK’s 2023 Kind Hero and honoured with a statue near Tower Bridge in central London, after performing thousands of selfless acts.
The 6ft tall likeness depicts him in a superhero-style cape and stance, inspired by his motto, ‘kindness is my superpower’.
Since devoting his life to helping others aged 17, Sebbie has racked up a long list of good deeds – including donating 400 coats and blankets to homeless charities, gifting 800 toys to children’s homes and even using his own money to buy strangers a coffee.
He hopes to inspire others to follow his lead and has now founded his own charity, The Sebbie Hall Kindness Foundation, which helps vulnerable young people.
The statue was unveiled in the capital by Mission Impossible III and Sherlock Homes star, Eddie Marsan, a patron of the Foundation.
He hailed Sebbie as a ‘huge inspiration’.
Sebbie looks up at his statue, alongside his mum, Ashley, and actor Eddie Marsan (Picture: SWNS)
‘So many selfless acts of kindness and such humility in a young person is extremely commendable,’ the actor said.
‘Sebbie has touched so many people’s hearts with these acts.
‘I’m in awe of what a role model he is to other people.’
The statue will be later transported to Sebbie’s home town, Lichfield in Staffordshire.
Sebbie, who was born with a rare chromosome anomaly, began spreading kindness during the Covid lockdown, washing cars to raise money to help classmates who did not have access to a computer.
His good deeds saw him plucked from 500 nominations to be crowned the winner of a search for the UK’s kindest people by KIND Snacks.
Brand spokesperson, Sam Wainwright, said Sebbie was a ‘shining example of the ‘far-reaching impact that a lifetime of commitment to kindness can have’.
‘Sebbie’s story in particular highlights the importance of kindness and its transformative power in driving positive changes for others.
‘Honouring Sebbie’s kindness with a statue felt like the right way to celebrate such an outstanding person.’
Sebbie has been hailed as a ‘role model’ for his kind deeds (Picture: SWNS)
Judges were ‘absolutely overwhelmed’ by the entries, Mr Wainwright said, adding: ‘It warmed our hearts to see the sheer volume of people selflessly devoting their time and effort to fostering kindness in their communities.’
Dr David Hamilton, author of The Five Side Effects of Kindness, told Metro.co.uk that being kinder makes people feel both happier and younger.
World Kindness Day takes place every year on November 13.
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Sebbie Hall has been honoured with a statue inspired by his motto, ‘kindness is my superpower’.