Boy Who Couldn’t Afford Books Asks Mailman For Junk Mail To Read


Végh Veronika | 2015. 10. 12.
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Boy Who Couldn’t Afford Books Asks Mailman For Junk Mail To Read

A 12-year-old Utah boy who couldn’t afford books no longer has to read junk mail for fun.

Letter carrier Ron Lynch asked his Facebook friends to send books to 12-year-old Mathew Flores, whom he encountered while delivering mail to the boy’s apartment complex. He was reading junk mail at the mailboxes. Lynch explained to his Facebook friends that Mathew was reading ads, posted his photo and asked the letter carrier for extra mail that he could read. He said that he was surprised that the boy didn’t want electronics.

“He told me his wish is to have books to read,” Lynch wrote. “I told him the library had many, but he said they don’t have a car, and couldn’t afford the bus.”

To the mailman’s utter surprise, Mathew has been flooded with more than 500 books since Lynch posted the plea to Facebook. He said that he’s thankful for Lynch’s actions. People sent books from all over the US, Australia and India. The local post office expects a lot more books in the coming weeks.

If it weren’t for him I probably wouldn’t have any books right now,” he said.

Mathew said that he enjoys reading because he likes to use his imagination. He is very happy now. His favorite book that he’s read so far is Captain Underpants.

Once Mathew’s done reading the books, he plans to donate them. Lynch is now calling on Americans to send books to other kids like Mathew in communities across the country.

source: Fox Insider

Vocabulary

to afford

megengedni magának

junk mail

kéretlen reklámújság

no longer

többé már nem

letter carrier

levélkihordó

to encounter

találkozni

to deliver mail

postát kézbesíteni

ad

reklám

wish

kívánság

utter surprise

teljes meglepetés

to be flooded with

elárasztva lenni valamivel

plea

kérés

to expect

számítani valamire

If it weren’t for him…

Ha ő nem lenne…, Nélküle…

underpants

alsónemű

to donate

adományozni

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