Pay It Forward started out this week along 82nd St. between Memphis and Indiana Ave. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign, seeking this week's playmaker.
Our playmaker arrived quickly. Danielle Counts was the first person to pull into the parking lot after spotting our Pay It Forward sign.
Counts had seen Pay It Forward before and knew how it works. After asking her who she would like to help out, she told us that she wanted to Pay It Forward to Amy Hight.
Hight is a single mom who attends church with Counts. They are both single mothers. Counts knew how hard it can be to raise children alone. She felt strongly about helping Hight out.
"She's a good mom," Counts said. "She's a hard worker and she's a great friend."
We made the journey to Hight's workplace. She was busy at work, so we had to lure her out of the building. It took a few attempts to reach her, but we finally succeeded.
When Hight came out, she was surprised. Counts counted out $300 and Hight thanked her.
Hight said she was a single mother and had medical bills to pay. She told us she would spend her money on that.
With that, she gave Counts a hug and went back to work.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign. You may become our next playmaker!
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