Here’s a great story. Now, none of the media mentioned the boy’s motivation or if he’s Christian. But I wonder.
A 9-year-old boy celebrated his birthday by giving out more than 300 pizzas to flood victims in Louisiana.
Carson Boutte, of Layfayette, decided to skip a party and presents this year. Instead, he decided to hand deliver pizzas to people who lost their homes in the state’s historic flooding.
“We’re going to give them lunch so they don’t have to stop what they’re doing. We’re just going to deliver pizzas to neighborhoods that have flooded,” Carson said.
At first, the idea was just to give out a few dozen pies with the help of family and friends, but thanks to social media, more than 360 pizzas were given out.
When Carson showed up at strangers’ houses with food in hand, many residents broke out in tears.
“For a 9 year old to even think to help people. It’s amazing. Everybody is here. Everybody brings stuff and for him to get 300 and something pizzas delivered. He probably didn’t even have pizza but he brought it for everybody else,” said flood victim Lacey Viator.
One of my favorite parts of the story, though not in the story I linked is that the boy’s original thought was just to make lunches for 100 people but his mom was dismayed about having to make all those lunches so the Dad comes in and suggests pizza. Typical Dad move. But awesome. Don’t offer to help. But suggest pizza.
This story restores my faith in humanity. And makes me hungry. Pizza anyone?
Note: President Obama did not get any of the pizza yet because he hasn’t been to Louisiana yet.