It brightens my day to see karmic order still in check and the goodness of humanity still hanging in there. Between the sweltering heat of summer, an apocalyptic election, and chaos around the globe, it’s all the more important to slow down and recognize good deeds. Todays’ heart-warming story comes to us from a postman named Ron in Utah.
“Today while delivering mail to his apartment complex,” Ron wrote in a Facebook post. “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.”
The ‘he’ Ron refers to is twelve-year-old Mathew Flores. In response to his question, Ron suggested the boy head to the local library, but after hearing he had no means of getting there, he decided to help. The Facebook post went viral, requesting from his friends and followers any book donations they could offer. The little boy now has thousands of books from around the world and is so excited to begin reading.
“My mother instilled reading books in me…at 12 years old,” Ron reflects, “[Mathew] 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.”
Ron’s help is one good deed that’s not going unnoticed today. We just hope Mathew can pace himself with a thousand new books in his lap!
Featured image courtesy of Galley Cat.