A group of US neighbourhood children have touched the hearts of many after showing support for a young child battling cancer.
Over the weekend mum-of-two Courtney Thomas placed a sign on her front lawn to warn trick or treaters she wouldn't be handing out lollies this year.
"Cool costume! Sorry, no candy. Child with cancer. Have fun! See you next year," read the sign put up outside the family's Atlanta home.
But instead of just skipping the house and moving on to the next one, the neighbourhood children each left some chocolate and lollies under the sign for the child.
Thomas shared a photo onto Facebook, captioning it: "I can't stop crying".
"If anyone thought there was no hope in our kids and teens you're wrong."
Thomas wrote that the sole purpose of putting up the sign was so the neighbourhood children wouldn't be disappointed at their door.
"I looked on our doorbell camera tonight and saw that kids had been stopping at the sign."
She says she and her husband went to investigate and found the growing pile of sweets.
"The picture doesn't do it justice, it's a LOT and the good stuff even," she joked.
"Seriously... if the parents of anyone who did this sees this, PLEASE tell them how much it means to us and our kiddos. On the best candy night of the year kids freely and generously shared with strangers and showed so much love and kindness."
The post racked up hundreds of thousands of likes and shares, with commenters praising the generosity of the children towards a stranger they didn't know.
"This made me cry," one person commented. "Go kids and even more GO PARENTS for raising some amazing young people."
"I have goosebumps from head to toe!" another person wrote.
"We live in a world where we constantly feel we have to teach our children [and] rarely realising what we can learn from them," observed another.
After the touching post went viral Thomas amended her post to provide child cancer helplines and charity, encouraging followers to share their support financially.