Boy explains the generous Halloween act captured on camera in South San Diego County

Posted at 5:58 PM, Nov 03, 2017

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - 10News spoke Friday with the South San Diego County boy whose generous act on Halloween became a viral video.

Kim Manalo reached out after her security cameras caught the boy adding some of his candy to an empty bowl on her front porch in Chula Vista.

The surveillance video of the boy in his Grim Reaper costume went viral.  On Friday, 10News identified him as 15-year-old Lawrence Malot, a freshman at Olympian High School who moved from the Philippines to Chula Vista four years ago.

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Malot explained his good deed. “It was still early and when I looked and I kind of felt bad for the other trick-or-treaters,” Malot told 10News reporter Joe Little.

Malot’s trick or treat bag may soon be replenished.  People have called 10News from all over the country, saying they want to give him candy.

"I feel kind of proud of myself.  I just feel proud.  I'm so happy," Malot said.