This week's Pay It Forward started out along 50th Street just west of Wayne Avenue. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign seeking this week's playmaker.
It didn't take long for Sally Escobedo to spot our sign. She pulled into the parking lot only a minute or two after we set up.
Sally was excited to see us. When we asked Sally who she wanted to help out, she picked Shawn Wilson as this week's recipient of Pay It Forward.
We asked Sally why she picked Shawn. Sally told us, "Shawn has been a friend of mine for about 20 years. He's always been there for me. He'll give the shirt off his back. I am blessed and he has blessed me many times."
We made the journey to Shawn's auto shop near 50th and Avenue Q. We totally surprised him.
Sally explained what was happening and counted out $300 to Shawn.
Shawn said, "I've got some friends who need some help right now and they're going to get it."
This reply didn't surprise Sally at all. Sally replied, "See! That's the kind of guy he is."
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker.
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