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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. 

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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?

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  1. I shared this yesterday and it made me SOOO happy! It’s not the first one I’ve seen like it, but it’s the most recent.

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    July 29, 2015
  2. Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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    July 29, 2015
  3. Reblogged this on Kindall Reads and commented:
    Hooray for kids who want to read! Now to decide what book to send… Suggestions welcome!

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    July 29, 2015
  4. Reminds me of myself as a child – except I had more books than I could account for, thanks to a grandmother with a large collection and access to a local library. Books are like food for the brain. It’s so sad to see instances like this, where kids with promise are being deprived because of their economic/social circumstances.

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    July 29, 2015
  5. A spark of hope on today’s generation 🙂

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    July 29, 2015
  6. Reblogged this on Books, Movies, and More and commented:
    I wonder what he likes to read … Let’s help this kid out, shall we?

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    July 29, 2015
  7. Reblogged this on Hidden Staircase and commented:
    In case you want to help this boy get some books to read. I wonder if he’ll get enough to start his own neighborhood library? Thanks for posting 101books!

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    July 29, 2015
  8. I like this kid…he chose to read the book…instead waching TV or similar…he is great kid…

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    July 29, 2015
  9. Elaine Sargent #

    The problem when school is out kids like him don’t have access to books if they don’t have a library card and transportation. He probably doesn’t have cable television or wifi either. That was my student’s situation so I delivered her books during the summer 🙂

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    July 29, 2015
  10. Unfortunately, there are millions of Matthews out there. It’s great to see this one getting some great books to read.

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    July 29, 2015
  11. Look at his bright face. As was stated above, there are so many like him who are starved for something to read. I think this story reminds us that one person can change another person’s world. All we have to do is look around.

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    July 30, 2015
  12. Reblogged this on Along the Scuppernong Vine and commented:
    If we look around, we’ll probably find more kids like this one. One person can’t change the world. But one person can change someone’s world. Look around and see who you find ….

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    July 30, 2015
  13. Lovely story, and I suspect by now he has more books than his house can hold.

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    July 30, 2015
  14. Best thing I’ve read all day. 🙂

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    August 4, 2015
  15. Reblogged this on dianasbookreview and commented:
    I love this! The world needs more people like this! Diana

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    August 8, 2015

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