LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This week's Pay It Forward is a Miracle on 34th Street. We started out on 34th, near Memphis Avenue, with our Pay It Forward sign.
Yogi Calhoon was the first to spot the sign. Yogi chose to help out Hillary Hutchinson. Hillary is a man who has influenced Yogi in many positive ways.
Yogi is a barber and he cuts Mr. Hutchinson's hair from time to time. While getting his haircut, Mr. Hutchinson does his best to share "News You Can Use" with Yogi.
Mr. Hutchinson recently invited Yogi to church and he went . It influenced Yogi in a positive way.
Yogi explained to us that his father was murdered in 1998 and his brother was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2007. Yogi doesn't have very important pieces of his family in his life anymore. That's why Hillary means so much to him.
Yogi tells us, "If you put out positive things, it'll come back to you."
Yogi called Hillary and discoed that he was at home. In order to surprise Hillary, Yogi tells him that he is delivering pizzas to his house.
When we arrived, we found Hillary outside waiting for pizza. Hillary was excited and extremely grateful. He told us that he prays for Yogi every day and that when they visit at church and at the barber shop, they pray in person every time they see each other.
After paying out $300 to Hillary, he said he would use it to help out the church. Hillary also added that he is still waiting for some pizza!
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker. Merry Christmas!