Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Postman delivers more than mail

Ron Lynch is a postman in Sandy, Utah, USA. Recently he was shocked to see 12-year-old Matthew Flores sifting through a junk mail bin for something to read.  Lynch struck up a conversation the lad, and Matthew asked if Lynch had any spare junk mail he might read. "He didn't want electronics. He didn't want to sit in front of the TV playing games all day. The kid just wanted to read," Lynch remembers. Matthew didn't have any books of his own, and his family couldn't afford bus fare to go to the library. So he was stuck reading ads and fliers. Lynch took a picture of Matthew and put it on Facebook, asking if anyone could send the boy a few spare books.

                                                                                                                    Facebook photo by Ron Lynch
He never expected such a big response. So far, Lynch has delivered more than 300 books to Matthew's home from as far away as the United Kingdom, Australia and India. Matthew intends to read every one of them. "It's super-fun and it's interesting," he said, "and (reading books) also makes you smarter."

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