“In the beginning, all we noticed was that once in a while we would find one of his favorite toys near the top of the basement stairs, which we had to pass to get into the kitchen each morning,” Beth Tivol, Charlie’s mom, told The Dodo. “We figured he had been playing with it during the night and had just left it there. As time went on, one of his toys wound up there almost every morning. We learned to step over them.”
Frustrated that his family wasn’t recognizing his gift-giving, Charlie decided to take his efforts up a notch. Instead of just leaving his toys, he started leaving random things he found around the house, in the exact same spot as always, of course.