When Lanie Boutte asked her son Carson what he wanted for his birthday, she had no idea he'd suggest helping the Louisiana flood victims by giving them lunch.
Boutte, a resident of nearby Lafayette, suggested to her son that they could get sandwiches and chips for the local victims, but then the family had a better idea.
"So my husband suggested pizza," she told New Orleans television station WWL-TV. "I said I would spend $100 since that's what I was going to spend on Carson's present. I decided to post it on Facebook in case any of my family wanted to chip in, too."
Boutte's Facebook went viral after Dominoes agreed to match the first 100 pizzas. On Friday, she thought there was going to be 137 pizzas. By her son's birthday on Saturday, the order grew to 363 pizzas.
"What I'm more shocked about is how many people donated," Ross Boutte, Carson's father, told Lafayette television station KATC. "We thought it was going to be just our family and whenever it got out through Facebook, it just looked like the love wanted to be spread all over the area."
Nine-year-old Carson, along with his family, generously spent his birthday delivering over 300 pizzas to flood victims.
And to celebrate Carson's kind gesture, his family gave him a special pizza-themed cake for his birthday.
A Plus reached out to Boutte for a comment.