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139 Facebook Friends Were Surprisingly Kind

Submitted by Victoria


At my 40 year high school reunion in December of 2019, I learned that one of my former classmates, Tom H., was unemployed, homeless, and diabetic. So I started a GoFundMe page on Facebook, and in 3 weeks, 139 FB friends, mostly Maine South High School graduates, donated a total of $8166. With the money, we were able to shelter Tom in a cheap hotel for 4 cold months in Chicago, get him on Link/Food Stamps, get him on medicare, and Uber him to all his appointments. Many who know him shared the FB post, and even some strangers donated. How thankful I am for everyone's SUPRISING KINDNESS! WOW!

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