A young boy's dream for his 7th birthday, has captured the imagination of the city of Greensboro, North Carolina.

August Spitz wanted to help folks who were homeless, and he loved building blanket forts. His mom, got permission to use a large space at a coffee and book shop, and August asked his friends to bring blankets to help him build a giant fort. 

After the party was over, the 64 blankets were washed and donated to a local nonprofit that helps the homeless. The idea was turned in to an even bigger event the next weekend, where more than 100 families turned out.