Kids today, right…?
No, I’m not saying that in a bad way!
Because the kids you’re about to read about are totally amazing!
Here’s the backstory: an 80-year-old retired janitor named Mr. James at Callisburg High School in Callisburg, Texas had to come out of retirement after his rent was raised $400 per month.
So a student named Greyson Thurman along with other teens set up a GoFundMe page to raise money so Mr. James could go back to enjoying his retirement.
@grey.thurman Go fund me is in the bio! My classmates and I hate seeing Mr. James here, no one his age should have to be cleaning our messes up to continue to live. #fyp#school#gofundme#fy#mrjames ♬ snowfall – Øneheart & reidenshi
The group’s initial goal was to raise $10,000 for Mr. James but they’ve gone WAY beyond that mark. And as of this writing, the page, called “Getting Mr. James out of this school”, has raised more than $270,000.
The principal at the school said that Mr. James is very appreciative of what the students did for him but he wants to keep his life private and “he doesn’t want any part of the spotlight.”
Here’s a video from the local news about the generous kids and Mr. James.
And chip in on the GoFundMe page if you can!
Now is that a great story, or what?!?!
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Have you seen any heartwarming stories lately?
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