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Riverview boy in Reba McEntire’s ‘Pray for Peace’ video

BY Barbara Routen
Special Correspondent
Published: September 17, 2014

For a 6-year-old kid, John John Humphreys has a lot of acting credits. Newest on his list is a cameo role in Reba McEntire’s video called “Pray for Peace.”

The Riverview boy, seated on a fence, sings and signs “Pray for Peace” at the video’s three-and-a-half minute mark.

He also has acted in “Dry Creek,” Tampa Bay’s only television Western shown on the Blue Highways channel; performs magic tricks for sick children in hospitals and shelters; and stars in teaching videos called “How Do You Do That?” and “Learning Is Fun.” They can be seen on his YouTube channel, JohnJohnsVideos.

His parents, John and Nicole Humphreys, support his efforts.

“Whatever he’s interested in, I pursue,” said his mother. “The more he does, the more opportunities open up.”

She said his dad helps with the videos and is “an awesome, loving dad, very encouraging.”

John John “is not interested in just getting to do stuff; he wants to help other kids get to do stuff, too,” said his mom.

The youngster’s first philanthropic event was in 2010 with the cast of “Dry Creek.” He and his mother delivered toys to hospitals and shelters on Christmas Eve.

“John John just loved it,” she said. “It was so amazing to see him there. The kids were overwhelmed, and the nurses and the doctors. John John wanted to go in and talk with some of the kids, and he said he had to bring candy canes, so we stopped and bought some. He dressed as a little cowboy Santa, with cowboy boots and a black hat.”

His mother said that when it was all over, “he asked, ‘When are we going back?’ I was all for that!”

John John enjoys bringing smiles to kids’ faces. “I can go to the hospital and do some magic for sick children. It makes them super happy!” he said.

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