Pay It Forward started out along Avenue A this week. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign seeking this week's playmaker.
It took less than a minute for our playmaker to show up. John Ropas spotted our sign first and immediately pulled into the parking lot.
He knew exactly what Pay It Forward was all about and he knew exactly who he wanted to help. He chose Andre and Leanne McGuire as this week's recipient of $300.
John explained that he gave Leanne her first job years ago at Short Stop. She met her future husband there. John has been a mentor to Leanne for many years and he felt that Andre and Leanne could use the extra money.
We took a drive to Central Lubbock where we located Leanne at home. Leanne was very grateful and caught off guard. She told us that the money came "just in time."
She felt it would come in handy for her children and her entire family. She considered John's act a real blessing. She exchanged a hug with John and thanked him for thinking of her and her family.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker!