Holiday Heroes: Ringing in the holidays with the Salvation Army's Todd Copper


Every holiday has its unsung hero, and AOL's video series "Holiday Heroes" highlights those individuals who are making a difference in their communities.

For over 22 years, Atlanta's Todd Copper has been helping the Salvation Army collect money for the holidays by ringing his bell each winter. Copper, who has cerebral palsy, is on a mission to help people who benefit from the organization.

Every day, rain or shine, Todd sits outside from 10 until 7 to ring the bell and collect money -- all with a smile on his face.

"When other people say 'I can't do this,' I say 'yes, you can do this'," Todd said.

"He loves meeting the people," Todd's dad Tom explained to AOL Lifestyle. "He loves the interaction." Some local do-gooders have come to know him by name, only wanting to donate to Todd.

Continued Tom, "His mother and I would consider him an everyday hero."

Check out more on Todd's inspiring story in this episode of Holiday Heroes.