But it’s not dance moves or music that got a kid from Baltimore a spot on the show. It’s his good deeds.
“I got to meet Steve Harvey on ‘Little Big Shots’ and he interviewed me on how I help homeless veterans,” Tyler Stallings said.
Tyler started helping veterans after his mother explained why some service men and women live on the streets.
“We have to really encourage them so they can keep doing good things and that good things are possible, too,” mother Andrea Blackstone said.
His mother’s words mattered. For about two years, Tyler has been putting together hero bags — something he got to show off to Harvey.
“I give them care packages, coats, jackets toothbrushes soap, anything they need,” Tyler said.
He pays for it with proceeds from a book he wrote and fundraisers. Not bad for a kid who still needs help tying his shoes.
Tyler’s age may be easy to forget when you hear him talk.
“I care about them and they haven’t been forgotten. There’s still people that want to help them out,” Tyler said.
Tyler and his mom hope it inspires other kids, getting recognized on national TV has been pretty awesome for the little big shot.