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FORTVILLE, Ind. – The town of Fortville doesn’t have a mayor, but its most popular citizen, who happens to be a 3-year-old boy, is known as the Prince of Fortville.

Saturday, young Asher Farris used his popularity to do something nice for another youngster, a 5-year-old boy who has been battling leukemia for the past year.

Asher met his new friend, Ben Calski and his family while dining with his family at the local Lincoln Square Pancake House.

While discussing ways to help out his community, Asher said he wanted to give Ben one of his toys. Instead he bought his friend a new toy with his allowance money.

Asher and his family have been learning more about leukemia to help Asher understand what Ben was going through.

His parents suggested ways he could make an even bigger impact that might help Ben’s family with the financial burden that comes with the leukemia treatment.

The little prince with the caring heart went to work at the Lincoln Square restaurant as a host to collect tips and donations to help out Ben.

With a crown perched atop his royal head, Asher passed out menus to guests, piled butter atop waffles, and even helped out at the cash register.

After four hours of work, the donations totaled $564.  The manager of the Lincoln Square matched the donation, bringing the total to $1,128.

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