The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
This week we have a bit of “Florida Man” news to inspire us. You heard me right. Florida Man.
When Andrew Levy, a real estate agent in Palm Beach Gardens, found out that over 400 children in nine schools in the Jupiter area were unable to eat a full lunch because they owed money, he was determined to do something about the situation.
Levy told CBS12 that he thought of his own childhood and how hard it would be to be hungry at school. He said, “These children that were in debt were going to either not eat or they would get just cheese sandwiches and I thought that’s crazy. I thought you know something? If for a modest sum I could make that change, I’m gonna do it.”
So, when Levy found out the debt was $944.34, he met with the district administration and paid off the outstanding fees.
And that’s not all. Levy says he will start a fundraising page so that the debts can be paid all year long, so kids don’t have to go without lunches. He realized that his action has started a chain reaction of people wanting to help out. After he posted about the situation on Facebook, 200 people commented and asked what they could do to help. And Levy said he has had clients ask if they can pitch in as well.
Generosity is Something Good.
Now it’s your turn… tell me something good!