Brayden Smith humanity in action award

Brayden Smith, 10, stands with family members as he holds the Humanity in Action Award presented Wednesday by Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson, right, at City Hall.

ELKHART — During the COVID-19 pandemic, Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson has given out weekly Humanity in Action awards to residents who have stepped up for others.

And when Roberson handed the award to 10-year-old Brayden Smith on Wednesday, he admitted, “this one is a special one.”

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