A 4-year-old Chicago boy is inspiring others to share the gift of reading after thousands watched him read 100 books in one day on Facebook Live.
Caleb Green committed himself to reading 100 different books, including his favorites about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
When ABC Chicago station WLS-TV asked him why he wanted to read so many books, Caleb's response was simple. "I like to read and I want to read more like my sister," he said.
Taken aback by the young boy's request, Caleb's father, Sylus Green, told the television station he initially had the "gut reaction to talk him down a little bit" but Caleb said, "'No, I want to read 100.'"
Since Caleb started his online marathon, the Green family has received a heartfelt response from the community.
Several organizations, including local children's book publisher Albert Whitman, have donated books to Caleb, and have pledged to donate books to other children in the Chicago area.
When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Caleb said, "I want to be a basketball player. When I am 22, I want to be an astronaut and when I'm 23, I want to be a Ninja Turtle."