This week's Pay It Forward starts out in Central Lubbock near the intersection of 50th Street and Memphis Avenue. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign in search of our next playmaker.
It took a minute or two before we were introduced to Lynnette and Aryn Perez. Lynette is Aryn's mother. They are running around town and happen to catch us holding the Pay It Forward sign.
They immediately think of a close family friend who is a single mother to Lynette's son's best friend. The single mother has had health issues and Lynette and Aryn both want to assist her. We drive to her house only to find the house empty. As a second option, they decide to give the money to John Gudgeon, who is the best friend of Lynette's son.
We surprise John while he is at work at United near 34th and the Marsha Sharp Freeway. John was surprised and grateful for the help and said he would make sure that his mother gets the money which may help out with busted pipes in their house.
John was so shocked that he didn't know what to say, but he thanked Lynette and Aryn for helping out. He said the money would go towards several things that their family needs.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker who helps someone in need.
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