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Classmates collect new toys for third grader who lost everything in house fire

Students help classmate who lost everything
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A Tennessee third grader said his "mind was blown" after his classmates chipped in to replace what he lost when his house burned down in a fire. Daniel Hunt's peers at Philadelphia Elementary School secretly started a toy drive — and last week, after gathering a pile of new toys for their friend, the third graders awaited Hunt's arrival at school. 

Video captured the moment Hunt walked into the classroom, shocked by what he saw.  

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Video captured the moment Daniel Hunt walked into the classroom, shocked by all the toys his friends had secretly collected. Philadelphia Elementary School

"It's all for you!" a student told Hunt, before he beckoned all of his classmates for a group hug. 

Hunt's mother Kristen told CBS affiliate WVLT she was equally astonished by the gesture. "I sat and cried at work for a good 45 minutes," she said. "I'm just so overwhelmed at all the love and the community coming together for us. It's just very overwhelming and a blessing."

The Hunts are staying with family until they get back on their feet — but the third grader now knows he has a support system at school, too. 

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Hunt beckoned his friends in for a group hug. Philadelphia Elementary School
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