Thursday, June 5, 2014

Father Sees His Oldest Son Graduate Thanks To Reddit

 Can social media help fulfil your wishes?

Many are quick to criticise the internet, saying its making us stupid, unsocial drones who are fast becoming careless but this heart-warming story from Reddit makes a refreshing change from all that pessimism and goes to show that this so-called demon of humanity isn't so evil after all.

social media generosity

It started as a simple posting on Reddit from user 'branch455' about his dream of seeing his oldest son graduate from high school. On a thread from Reddit about helping people cross things off their bucket lists, he posted: " I want to see my son graduate from high school. Don't have the resources to travel the 300 miles. Graduates Friday May 30th." Due to his finances being drained on medical bills, he could not make the journey himself. What happened next proves just how incredible the internet can be.

Quickly, Reddit users were inspired into action and immediately came to the father's aid. Some users helped to secure him a cheap return journey ticket with Megabus. Another Redditor generously used his Holiday Inn points to get the him a hotel room and yet another offered to drive him from his stop in Orlando to his hotel.

Thanks to some very generous people from the world wide web, on May 30th 'branch455' got his most desired and treasured wish: to see his son graduate. The happy father later posted pictures online of the time he spent with both of his sons. His oldest son and new graduate said that the news of his dad's expected arrival 'means a lot to him'.

In the pictures of him and his son was one of a piece of paper that read: 'Thanks Reddit' with a drawing of the Reddit logo.
social media generosity

See, the internet isn't always a bad place.


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