MF 026.5 : The Heartwarming Story of How Ron Lynch Got The World to Help Matthew Flores
Updated: Jun 16, 2022
Matthew loved reading so much that he asked Ron, a Utah mailman, for junk mail because he couldn’t afford a bus pass to go to the library. Ron, himself an avid reader since age 3, posted Matthew’s story on Facebook and the world responded. After receiving thousands of books, Matthew has embodied a rare selflessness by sharing the books with other kids. An incredible story of two lives brought together to form a lifelong friendship that brought out the best in people worldwide.
Ron and Matthew’s Story:
How you can help:
As Ron Lynch says, “There are millions of Matthew’s out there … just do what I did, go out and find them. They’re there, they’re everywhere. Use social media, talk to your neighbors, go back to the schools, maybe the schools you grew up in and make a donation of books.”
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