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