It's a sad reality that too many children in the foster care system end up in less-than-ideal homing situations. And one of the hardest to deal with? Being separated from their siblings. After losing their parents, many kids in the system rely on their siblings for a feeling of security and love.

But one Buffalo man has managed to stop this. Lamont Thomas has been fostering children for decades and is known in the community for having a gigantic heart. And now he's proven it, by adopting a whopping five children under six years old, to prevent the siblings being split up. Our hearts are melting.

Fostering and adoption are among the noblest things a person can do.

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Taking care of the most vulnerable members of society - even when you don't have to - is a truly heroic thing.

And there's one hero who stands out, even among the rest.

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This is Lamont James of Buffalo, New York. He's one of the most prolific foster fathers of all time - but his latest move may be his most beautiful yet.

He's been fostering kids for over nineteen years.

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"In the beginning, I was helping out some friends. They had lost their child to the system," Lamont toldĀ Good Morning America.

"I went on and got certified and became a foster parent. I haven't stopped since."

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And since then, Lamont has fostered over thirty kids - alongside his two biological children.

Lamont has also adopted children.

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In 2007, he made the move with the first kid he ever fostered, Michael. "He was my third foster home and it ended up being my forever home," 27-year-old Michael shared.

"Lamont never turned [a kid] away."

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"They either aged out or went back home to their own families."

Lamont thought he was in the retirement scene.

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But then he heard about a very special case. Lamont discovered there were 5 siblings in need - and decided to get recertified in order to help them out.

Lamont's many foster kids had grown up and moved out.

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But the 5 new siblings, Zendaya, 5, Jamel, 4, Nakia, 3, Major, 2 and Michaela, were the children of one of Lamont's former foster kids.

"The kids ended up being taken into care - I believe it was due to neglect."

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"They had them in 4 different homes, 4 different cities. They were separated for over a year-and-a-half."

Once the kids were back together ...

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Lamont fostered all 5 for 2 years. But wanting more security for their situation, Lamont decided to take steps to adopt, making him their legal dad.

"I was fighting to keep back the tears," Lamont said.

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"Every day I think about it, my eyes swell up. All that we endured to make this happen, it was something."

"They bring new energy to me."

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"They're lovable kids, very affectionate. They deserve to be raised as siblings, and that was my fight."

The crowd couldn't believe Lamont's generosity and applauded in the courtroom.

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"It's amazing he's taking on all of them. He does anything for everybody. He's a really a great man," shared biological daughter LaMonica.

But to Lamont, it's less of a big deal.

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"I wanted to make a difference by being a difference, and I love what I do," he offered.

Here's the full, heartwarming video.

This man is a true everyday hero, and we foresee a very happy future for his new family. Want another heartwarming adoption story? Read on for the incredible couple who have brought an HIV positive baby into their family.