A Story I Know You’ll Love

Ron Lynch is a name likely completely unknown to you. And Matthew Flores is probably no different. But the rest of the world is becoming more and more acquainted with the two by each passing day. Let me tell you why.

Ron Lynch is a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS). For those of you located in other parts of the world, USPS is our primary snail mail service. Recently Ron Lynch discovered 12-year-old Matthew searching through junk mail for anything he could read. And Matthew even asked him if he had any extra mail that he could read because his family doesn’t have a car and can’t afford for him to take the bus to his local library. But Mr. Lynch decided to do something just a little bit better than junk mail. He put this on Facebook.

One would expect the typical person to have a few hundred friends on Facebook and to actually interact with a fraction of them, right? Wrong. This post has caught fire. People all over the world have been rushing to send young Matthew books to read. And I’m asking you to join in! I’m not asking you to send him a box of all your favorite books, but if you do have a book or two that you think this young boy would enjoy, then I say ship it to him. I’m getting on Amazon and finding something for him right now as I sit here and write this. I’m even going to include a personal message.

Matthew just wants to read as much as he possibly can, and I want to help him do that.

Let’s all give Ron Lynch a nice salute for what he did. He showed us that the world isn’t such a bad place after all. There are plenty of good people all around.

PS: The address for Matthew’s local post office is at the end of the first picture. You may have to click “see more” depending on your device.

This happened after just a few days.

I decided to send him a boxed set of the Percy Jackson series! But then I realized that he’s already gotten it. šŸ˜¦ I’m going to think about this for a day or two and then decide. But you don’t need to wait for me!

It would be really nice of you to share this post with your friends, followers, or whomever. Because it’s impossible to have too many books, right? šŸ™‚

32 thoughts on “A Story I Know You’ll Love

  1. That’s such an awesome idea. Great post. My friend did something similar and put reading books suitable for boys of all ages in barbershops around NYC. This week, he’s being featured in the news.
    It really doesn’t take much to change the world.


  2. What a lovely, heartening story and what a lovely man Ron is. And how generous people can be.
    This kind of story combats all the horrors you see on the news. Over here, we have a couple of regular telethons – Comic Relief and Children in Need – and during the financial crisis you would’ve expected their donations to go down as every household felt the affect of cuts and economic depression. Nope! They received millions, broke records.
    Ordinary people can be truly amazing šŸ™‚


  3. Thank you, John, I believe I will follow your lead and send Matthew a book that he may enjoy. What a heartwarming story! I wish more children had a heart and desire to read more. Well, off I go to Amazon! šŸ™‚


  4. A beautiful story. I have seen this wandering around the internet and think it’s a fabulous idea. What a testament of love for others and giving of our own blessings to help those less fortunate. I will be donating!!


  5. This is honestly the sweetest thing I’ve heard of! This really makes me smile, the way that this little movement has caught the attention of so many! Sending a bunch of books to a little boy who yearns to read?! Oh dear it’s making me happily emotional.


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