Jimmy Bean (Kevin Corcoran) is an eleven year old orphan who wants a home and some work. He was introduced to Pollyanna on a sidewalk playing with a stick. Then Pollyanna asks if he would come to her house and see if Aunt Polly would take him in. When they arrive at Pollyanna's house, Jimmy introduced himself to Polly Harrington, and wonders if she would take him in because the orphan home are all full up and no one wants him. He wants to work and he's not a beggar. But Polly will not take him in. He's upset about the way Polly Harrington won't allow him to stay and not having any work. Then Pollyanna told him about the Ladies Aid, and she was sure that they would keep him until they'll find a home for him. Later he came back to Polly's house when he heard about the accident and Pollyanna was hurt. He told Polly that he felt bad for Pollyanna and he wants her to talk to Dr. Chilton to help her to walk again. He explained to Polly that he overheard Dr. Chilton talking with Mr. Pendleton that they want to help Pollyanna to walk again by moving her to another hospital in a different town. But Polly can't get Dr. Chilton to help Pollyanna, because she called Dr. Warren from New York to help her, but something changes in Dr. Warren's plans so he can't come. Jimmy wants Polly to get Dr. Chilton to help, so Polly agreed to get Dr. Chilton for help, and then told Jimmy to go back home.