Ryan Kyote,9, 3rd grader in Napa, California Selflessly Paid Off Classmate’s Debt Using His Allowance
According to Insider, school lunches in Ryan’s district ranges from $0.30 to $3.25 according to family’s income levels, Ryan upon learning that not all could afford lunch, decided to make an anonymous donation, having talked with his mother, Kylie Kirkpatrick, they found out that students still owe the school an amount of $74.50.
Ryan, selflessly, paid the remaining amount of U.S.$74.50 which he has been saving to buy a sports gear for himself.
“I want them to realize people actually think about them because you’re not just bragging about stuff. I want them to feel happy that someone cares about them,” Ryan told ABC7 News.
With this selfless move and with the influence of the social media, school districts around the country have worked toward providing all students with free lunches. According to Ryan’s school district’s policy, “students with a negative lunch account will still receive a hot meal.”
“I appreciate the passion and I appreciate the outrage. Part of me is heartbroken that [lunch debt] is even a thing,” Kylie told People. “It shouldn’t be a problem. But I was also empowered that a 9-year-old boy from Napa, California, has created such a media storm targeting children internationally that are left at school all day hungry. It’s just incredible.”
Ryan Kyote, 3rd Grader Selfless Kid Who Paid Classmate’s Debt With His Allowance
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