Hero Gets a Reward from the Public

When a gunman opened fire on the Seattle Pacific University campus Thursday, one person was killed and three were wounded. It could have been worse, except that when he paused to reload, student Jon Meis jumped up and tackled the gunman, pepper-sprayed him, and was one of the students who held him down until police arrived. A 22-year-old with a spray can against an armed killer? You bet he’s a hero! How do you reward such bravery?

Well, Jon is getting married to his girlfriend Kaylie on June 21st. People soon discovered they were registered online, and within 24 hours, all the gifts were bought (except for those that cannot be purchased online)! Then Jessamyn McIntyre, who does not know Meis, started a fund to pay for their honeymoon and/or whatever. They’ve already raised thousands of dollars. Read about how the campaign spread across the internet at Buzzfeed.

(Image source: Jon Meis at Facebook)


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