BEACON TRANSCRIPT – What goes around comes around and for one young boy who gave up his Christmas present to help others in need, this was a really good thing.
Mikah Frye, a nine-year-old living in Ashland County, Ohio, decided to forego the $300 Xbox that his grandmother was planning on buying for him. Instead, the boy decided to get 30 blankets and give them to people without a home.
A Small but Significant Act of Kindness
According to his grandmother, Terry Brant, Mikah came to this decision after seeing some homeless people and asking how they get by in the winter.
The blankets were donated to the Ashland Church Community Emergency Shelter Services, which the Frye family were beneficiaries of a few years back. Perhaps inspired by their own bout with homelessness, Mikah decided to pay their own good fortune forward.
Each blanket that Mikah donated also came with a handwritten note to the recipients. This said that:
“They gave me a blanket, but I had to leave it. That’s why I want you to have your own blanket… Today, I live in my own house, and someday you will too. Your friend Mikah.”
Luckily Mikah is not the only one who decided to pay it forward. When Microsoft heard about his generous action, the company decided to reward him. It did so by offering the boy two bags of gifts, which they picked up at a local Microsoft Store.
There, the teary-eyed boy was met by a group of applauding employees, and perhaps most impressive of all, Santa Claus himself stopped by to meet his fellow gift-giver.
Aside from an XBox One of his own, Mikah also received a Minecraft themed X-box One S console as well as other games and accessories.
Brant says that it was pretty much impossible to keep the secret from Mikah once she found out about Microsoft’s generous plan. She continued by saying that, after getting the call from Microsoft, she started “crying on the phone” and that she “couldn’t believe it”.
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