Most people don’t read a lot and definitely don’t want to go to the library. But 12-year-old Matthew Flores couldn’t be a more avid reader–especially in light of what he does to fulfill his craving.
The Utah boy only reads newspapers and junk mail. He has hardly ever picked up a book. But he LOVES to read. It is a curious case that was discovered one day by a local mailman. On that day, Flores approached the mailman, Ron Lynch, and asked for any leftover junk mail for him to read.
Confused, Lynch willingly gave up some extra letters but didn’t understand why that was Mathew’s “medium” of choosing, so he asked the young boy.
It turns out that the reason Mathew didn’t read books is that he couldn’t afford them. When asked why he didn’t just go to the local library, he revealed that he couldn’t even pay for a bus pass to get there.
Knowing that, Ron felt compelled to do something to help out his little friend. With enthusiasm and hope, Ron posted an incredible plea to Facebook – its goal being to finally get some books for Mathew to read. He wanted everyone to know that this 12-years-old didn’t want electronics, didn’t want to sit in front of the TV playing games all day, he just wanted to read…
Ron expected that his request would end with “30, maybe 40 books” to give to young Mathew. Instead, the plea went viral and now people all around the world are eager to give him more books than he could’ve ever hoped for! He has received THOUSANDS so far.
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