Eat your vegetables, share your toys, give back. The things we teach our children when they are young so they become habit, second nature. Prompted by me but embraced by him, Lucas danced for an hour on Instagram Live to raise money for Surfriders, a foundation dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Thanks to the generosity of friends and family Lucas far exceeded his $500 fundraising goal raising a total of $1,145.25! For that hour Lucas danced his ass off, granted donors requests including “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany, learning “Savage” TikTok on the spot, finishing things off with Tom Jones, received emoji encouragement throughout and was totally floored by the support.

And with all that dancing, giving and receiving Lucas got to experience the pure joy and connection of making a difference.

For anyone who would like to support the Surfrider Foundation, Lucas’ fundraiser page will stay open through Thanksgiving.