I can think of so many categories that this belongs under. Random acts of kindness. Paying it forward. Reaping and sowing. Setting an example. Loving and kindness. Thanks so much for sharing this video AND THE MESSAGE.
An 8-year-old Michigan boy decided to take matters into his own hands when his friend was denied a hot lunch because he didn’t have enough money in his account.
Cayden Taipalus, a student at Challenger Elementary in Howell, was concerned after his friend received a cheese sandwich in lieu of a hot lunch, because his parents hadn’t added more money to his account.
Cayden’s mother, Amber Melke-Peters, said her son came home upset and wanted to know how he could help his friends.
“We came up with Pay It Forward: No Kid Goes Hungry,” says Cayden’s web page at a social fundraising site. “Cayden called family, friends, neighbors and even took back cans to raise money to pay off low income kids delinquent lunch accounts at school. He not only paid off the accounts but added money to them so the child had no future worries about lunches.”
It makes my heart cry for all the children who wonder what a parent was like, and all the parents who wonder what their child would grow up to be, if not for the taking of their lives.
What would you buy if you found a random $20 bill in a parking lot? One 8-year-old from Ohio bought a lifetime of inspiration for hundreds of thousands of people and one soldier in particular. You have to see what he does. This boy was raised the right way! God bless him and our military and their families.
By the way…you may want to have a box of tissues nearby.