LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - We set up this week along Clovis Highway seeking this week's Pay It Forward playmaker. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign and it only took a few moments for our playmaker to show up.
Sue Ellen Manzanares spotted our sign and immediately pulled into the parking lot. Sue Ellen had seen Pay It Forward many times and she knew exactly who she wanted to help out.
Sue Ellen told us, "I think I want to help one of the janitors that works for Wright Elementary School."
Sue Ellen chose to help out Maria Miranda.
Sue Ellen explained that Maria has been the janitor at the school for all of her children. She told us that Maria does a lot of things for all of the kids that go to school at Wright Elementary. She really felt that Maria would be the perfect choice as a recipient for Pay It Forward.
We drove to Wright Elementary School where we went into the office and had Maria paged to the front of the building.
Maria met Sue Ellen halfway down the hall and she was completely surprised. Maria had a huge smile on her face when she found out what was happening.
Sue Ellen told Maria that she wanted to Pay It Forward and then counted out $300 to Maria in front of the office. Maria gave Sue Ellen a hug and said, "Thank you so much. God Bless You."
Maria added, "I feel happy. Thank you so much. I feel blessed."
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker.