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Child actor takes cancer patient toy shopping

December 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny on the hit ABC television show "Modern Family," went toy shopping with a young cancer patient Thursday.

Nine-year-old Carson is being treated for his condition at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The two were given a $500 K-mart gift card, which they used to buy toys for Carson and other kids at the hospital. Rodriguez said he's happy to have made a new friend.

"What's really great about him is now he's kind of cancer-free right now," he said. "I love helping people and for me to do this it's really, really great."

Rodriguez is something of an expert on toys. K-mart recently sent him on a mission to test out the so-called "fab-15" top toys of the season.