Thursday, June 21, 2012

People Doing Bad, People Doing Good

Never underestimate the power of an individual to make a difference! 

You guys, get ready to cry. 

Please stop and take a moment to read this- it will brighten your day (after you cry first). 

Karen is a bus monitor in a small town in NY- whose frequent bullies (mid school boys ugh) were caught on camera tormenting her. A twenty-something aged gentleman in Canada stumbled across the video (it had been uploaded to YouTube by a student) and wanted to do something for Karen to show her how much she is loved. He created a funding campaign on one of those microfunding sites with a goal to raise $5k to send her on a nice vacation. He raised over $120k (and the campaign is still active), brought the national spotlight on Karen (who has since made an appearance on the Today show) and bullying. It's been an amazing spectacle to watch.

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