This Boy Had No Books Until His Caring Mailman Stepped In
What would you do if you had no books to read? 12-year-old Matthew found himself with this problem. He turned to 'junk mail' that the mailman brought each day. When Matthew asked his mailman, Ron Lynch, if he had any extra junk mail for him- Lynch was confused. When he found out the boy's request was because his family didn't have car to go to the library, his heart broke. Matthew had no books or access to them. So the determined boy turned to 'junk mail' to feed his reading need.
Lynch took action and posted the following message on Facebook:
"Facebook friends... This is Matthew Flores. Today while delivering mail to his apartment complex, I saw him reading ads, and then he asked me if I had any extra mail he could read. He told me his wish is to have books to read. I told him the library had many, but he said they don't have a car, and couldn't afford the bus. So... let's get this 12 year old some books! Let's help him. I was given many books as a child, and it's time to help someone else! Please share and let's get him tons of reading material! Most kids his age want electronics! It's great to see his desire, and you should have seen him beam when I said I could help!"
Lynch thought there'd be 50 or so book donations. But his heart overflowed with gratitude when people from all over the world sent the boy hundreds of books. Matthew promises to read them all and then give them to other needy children.