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Did You See What this 8-Year-Old Boy Did?

  • Jim Daly
    Jim Daly is president and chief executive officer of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families thrive.
  • 2014 Mar 07
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If you were 8 years old and found a $20 bill in a parking lot of Cracker Barrel, what would you do with it?

Many people have asked themselves that after they watched a CBS Sunday Morning news segment featuring Myles Eckert, a young boy whose soldier dad was killed in Iraq just five weeks after Myles was born.

The influence of a father – even one who has been gone so long – runs deep, and it prompted Myles to do something beautiful on that chilly February morning: He decided to take that $20 bill and “pay it forward.”

Watch the moving piece below (mobile users can watch it at the link).

Myles inspired a blogger at Dad Matters, too. Rich Bennett wrote a post thanking Myles for the poignant lesson on the importance of sharing that’s worth a read.

I hope we can say a prayer for this family today – and all the other families who find themselves in similar circumstances.

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