This week's Pay It Forward starts out near the intersection of 3rd Street and Temple Avenue just north of the Marsha Sharp Freeway.
We set up with our Pay It Forward sign in the heart of a Lubbock neighborhood seeking this week's playmaker.
Julie Alonzo spotted our sign first and she was very excited about it. She had seen Pay It Forward before and knew exactly who she wanted to help out.
Julie decided to help out her best friend. She chose April Mojica as this week's recipient of $300. April and Julie have known each other since elementary school and have recently become best friends. They take care of each other.
Julie chose April because her best friend has been going through some rough times and she knew she could use the help right now.
Julie said, "She has three grown daughters. She just got a new car because her transmission went out a few months ago, so I know she can really, really use the money right now.”
April was at work, so we decided to drive to her workplace and completely surprise her.
When we arrived, we called her outside and she was totally surprised when she saw us with our camera crew on hand.
She broke down and thanked Julie for thinking of her.
April tearfully said, "This is coming at a great time. It will be helpful."
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon! You may become our next playmaker.
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