Upon hearing that a kindergarten student in Indiana was forced to return her school lunch due to lack of payment, Ryan Kyote Kirkpatrick immediately went to his Mom to express his burden and ask what he could do to help those who face the same situation.
After a bit of brainstorming, Kyote — pronounced "coyote" — decided he would use six months' worth of allowance he had saved up to pay off the lunch debt of his entire class at West Park Elementary School. The tab came up to $74.50.
Though Kyote had been eyeballing a new pair of basketball sneakers, this was far more important to him. So, on May 24, he happily donated his six months of savings to the Napa Valley Unified School District food services department.
Did this child’s act of kindness encourage you to help others as well?
Photo Credit: Kylie Kirpatrick