CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - 1) 7-year-old Camden Nobles just stole my heart.
2) Some great people work at WBTV.
Camden is one of our ?#MollysKids. He's fighting a tough kidney disease, in-and-out of the hospital and awaiting a liver and kidney transplant. He and his family live in Gaston County.
His kind mom, Sarah, recently wrote and said with all the hospital trips and "being indoors", it's hard for Camden to get excited about a lot of things most 7-year-old boys are excited over. That's part of the reason why he has become obsessed with weather.
He checks it 8-10 times a day.
When she said that, I asked our team of WBTV News meteorologists if they could coordinate a tour with Camden and make him their special VIP for the day. All were willing – Leigh Brock reached out to mom Sarah directly and coordinated the whole thing. Eric Thomas WBTV was thrilled it was on a day he'd be here as well.
Fast forward until this afternoon...
I'm at my desk and feel someone tapping me on my shoulder.
I turn around to see Camden – who I've written about multiple times but never met – wearing a beautiful custom-made #MollysKids t-shirt waiting to give me a huge hug.
It hit me out of nowhere. Ask Eric, who brought them to my desk. I almost lost it.
Sarah and Camden's 5-year-old sister Bliss came with him. Leigh and Eric showed him the green screen, all the weather gadgets, let him watch live shows all afternoon from the studio and the control room, and even took him out to see our Sky3 land.
Eric and Leigh were superstars.
Camden's mom said she hadn't seen him this excited since Disney.
#MollysKids. I swear every child is amazing in their own way. One hug can bring you to tears.
Getting to spend the afternoon with Camden and his family – and watch him touch Leigh and Eric – is a clear reminder on what really matters and how giving back is the most gratifying gift of all.
Thank you, Sarah, for reaching out and sharing your beautiful son with us. You've given me a great idea with the t-shirt.
And Camden – I hope you take the weather lessons and use them when you watch from home. Come back soon. Please. We loved having you.
I don't care what happens rest of the night. Today is a winner.
Read more on Camden from when he was first featured in January 2015 >> http://tinyurl.com/hyfecs6