Saturday, July 1, 2017

#WATWB Random Acts of Kindness Work

Rockwall, Texas -- the name certainly doesn't sound like it'd be the kind of place where people would join together to help out a young man with a strong work ethic. But that's indeed where just such a group of people came together to buy a car so a young man, Justin Korva, could get to work everyday.

A man, Andy Mitchell, who'd given Justin a ride one day and talked with him about his walking 3 miles to work and back each day, decided that he was going to do something to help this hard-working young man.

"Inspired by Korva’s determination to work hard and make something of himself, Mitchell installed a donation box at a restaurant, which raised the $5,500 needed to buy the Camry in less than a week."






To read the full story and see the full 7-minute video when they presented Justin with his new car, go to Huffington Post here.

From this story, I tend to think Rockwall, Texas, needs to change its name to Heart, Texas.  I love this story!

This is the fourth installment of the We Are the World Blogfest! Bloggers from all over the world come together the last Friday (or Saturday) of each month to share positive news about humanity to counter all the negative news that can feel so overwhelming at times. This month, #WATWB hosts are Belinda Witzenhausen, Lynn Hallbrooks, Michelle Wallace, Sylvia McGrath, and Sylvia Stein. Click on the name links to visit their blogs and read their positive news for June!

More next month!



9 comments:

Lynn Hallbrooks said...

I think this is awesome that random strangers made it possible for this young man to receive something like this. I can vouch that it does get hot in Texas, not to mention all kinds of other weather. I hope this young man continues to work hard and be a great example for others. Of course, he can still walk if he wants to. Thanks for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB

Sylvia McGrath, www.professorowlsbookcorner.wordpress.com said...

It is so great that in this time and age, someone would do such wonderful Act of Kindness..
Thank you so much for sharing Gina.

Sylvia McGrath, www.professorowlsbookcorner.wordpress.com said...

Thank you for sharing Gina ~ there are not too many people these days would do such a wonderful act of kindness.

Syl Stein said...

I loved this story it was absolutely beautiful and to see this young man get rewarded for all his hard work and the look on his face was priceless!

bellybytes said...

I've always noticed that there are enough good people in this world to help you out .http://mumbaionahigh.com/2017/06/tweaking-teaching-swaroop-rawal-watwb.html

Susan Scott said...

This is such a lovely story thank you Gina for sharing it! Good idea to change the town's name to Heart, Texas.

Simon Falk said...

This is a touching story, Gina. Touching that they decided to do it and got so many to support it. Thanks for sharing Simon’s Still Stanza #WATWB

Michelle Wallace said...

I love the Random Acts Of Kindness types of stories.
There are many good people out there. We have to hang onto this thought...
Thank you for sharing this heart-warming story.

Writer In Transit June#WATWB Co-Host

Gina said...

Thank you for all the comments! So kind of all of you to stop by and read the post and then comment. I love hearing from all of you.

Huffington Post has a section online devoted to good news, i.e. news about the good people do for each other. I'm so glad I found it. What a great resource to counter all the other stuff going on in the world right now.