This 12-Year-Old Boy Needs Books. Let’s Send Him Some.
Here’s your heartwarming story for the day.
Last week, a mailman in Utah was delivering mail to the home of a 12-year-old boy, Mathew Flores. The kid was reading junk mail and asked the mailman if he had any extra.
When the mailman, Ron Lynch, asked Flores why he was reading junk mail, the boy told him that he didn’t have any books. For fun, he reads newspapers and mail.
Flores’ family doesn’t have a car, and he can’t afford the bus pass to go to the library. So, no books.
“He didn’t want electronics. He didn’t want to sit in front of the TV playing games all day. This kid just wanted to read,” Lynch said.
So, like any good trustworthy mailman, Lynch did something about it.
He posted a photo of the boy on Facebook, with a description of the situation. The post went viral on social media and found its way to Reddit.
Some people complain that there’s nothing positive in the news these days, but here’s an example of an awesome story that went viral.
If you want to send some books to Mathew Flores, visit Lynch’s Facebook post here for the appropriate shipping address.
Way to go Ron Lynch! The USPS isn’t so bad after all, right?