Adam Sandler honored his late "Grown Ups" co-star, Cameron Boyce, with an incredibly moving and generous gesture.
The executive director and co-founder of Thirst Project, Seth Maxwell, told TMZ that nearly $ 15,000 has been raised for the charity, in large part due to a Facebook fundraiser from Sandler.
Other Boyce friends, including Disney star Skai Jackson and "Modern Family" actor Nolan Gould, also raised awareness about The Thirst Project, which led to an increase in donations.
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The Thirst Project provides clean drinking water and wells throughout Africa.
The charity honored Boyce with the Pioneer Spirit Award at the Ninth Annual Thirst Gala last April to raise more than $ 30,000 for the Thirst Project and help build two new wells in Swaziland.
In his acceptance speech for the award, Boyce quoted Denzel Washington, who once said: "You never see a U-Haul behind a hearse."
Cameron Boyce poses with Adam Sandler at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. Sandler, who played Boyce's father in "Grown Ups" and "Grown Ups 2," honored the deceased star with donations to The Thirst Project.
"That shocked me, we're all leaving, I hope you all think about what they want to leave," he said. "We all have material things, we all have things that we have and we like, we treat ourselves and all those things, but what you leave behind should be bigger than you, and I really believe that."
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Disney also donated to The Thirst Project after the death of Boyce and the subsequent cancellation of the premiere on the red carpet of "The Descendants 3", and told ABC News in a statement: "We are proud to be part of Cameron's legacy. Boyce to show his talent on the screen, but we are canceling the premiere event on the red carpet for & 3 39; Descendants 3 & # 39; (scheduled for July 22) and, in exchange, The Walt Disney Company will make a donation to the Thirst Project, a philanthropic organization with which Cameron was deeply committed. "
Boyce died earlier this month at 20 years of age after suffering an attack while sleeping. The actor's parents later confirmed that he had epilepsy.
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Sandler previously paid tribute to Boyce with a moving Instagram missive, writing: "Too young. Too sweet. Too funny Only the most kind, talented and decent child. I loved that boy. He cared very much for his family. He worries a lot about the world. Thanks, Cameron, for everything you gave us. Much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your incredible family and sending our deepest condolences. "