Pay It Forward started out this week along Slide Road near the South Plains Mall. It didn't take long for our playmaker to show up.
Shari Straley spotted our sign and pulled into the parking lot. Shari was familiar with how Pay It Forward works.
She immediately thought of a close friend who could use some good news. Shari chose Lacie Wilson as this week's recipient of $300.
Shari explained that she has been friends with Lacie for a while. They both have young boys who are friends at school. Over time, Shari and Lacie have watched out for each other.
We drove to Lacie's house to surprise her with $300, but she was running errands. We flagged her down as she approached her house.
Lacie was completely surprised. She was overwhelmed with emotion. She thanked Shari and gave her several hugs. It was obvious they have a very special friendship.
Lacie told us the money will go towards taking care of bills and her three boys. Her husband works in an oil field near Ballinger, so receiving $300 really made her family's day.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker!
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