Teen R+B sensation Mario is using his newfound celebrity to benefit those less fortunate then him - by giving them free trainers.

The kind-hearted LET ME LOVE YOU star, who receives free clothes from sportswear giants NIKE, launched into action when he spotted a woman outside a shop telling her daughter she couldn't afford to buy her the trainers she desperately wanted.

So generous Mario, 18, stepped in to make the girl's dream come true.

He recalls, "I went over and asked the little girl what size shoes she wore, then went back in and told the assistant they were for my little sister."

06/04/2005 17:32