I'd like to share a story of an observed good deed.
We live in modest middle class neighborhood--not rich, not poor. 6 years ago, when my son was in 3rd grade during dinner time he told me that while it was lunch time at school, he noticed that one of his classmates was sitting down at the cafeteria table but he had no lunch. My son asked him why he wasn't eating and his classmate told him that his mom didn't have any money so he would have to skip lunch today. My son asked if he was hungry and he said he was, so my son split up his lunch and shared it with his classmate.
My wife and I were really taken back by this story and very touched by the actions of my son and happy to hear that he had done the right thing purely out of goodness of his heart.
This story hit close to home for us and we came to realize that hunger in children is even right here in my own backyard. I still continue to remind my 3 kids about this real life experience that my son went through and we should be very grateful for all the things we have, because there are a lot of people out there who don't even have something as simple as food.
Thanks for reading.
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The challenge is now over. Thank you everyone who contributed to this challenge!
I would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in our Heart to Heart challenge. We were far off from our goal of contributing $10,000 to the American Heart Association, but we did our best. I'll be honest, I am disappointed in not achieving our goal. However, while we didn't hit the quantity goal, the quality of your good deeds submissions were tremendously inspiring and heartfelt and I thank you for them. We will be working out the details to get the money generated from this challenge to the American Heart Association. It is a small amount, but I know every little bit will help.
Again on behalf of CNET, I'd like to thank you all for your tremendous help and support in sharing. You are the best!
Please continue to do good deeds for the better of humanity and when you receive a good deed, I urge you to pay it forward to inspire others to do the same. Our world needs it!
Take care and thank you everyone.