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Pay It Forward

March 10th, 2009

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This is a wonderful story about a man who anonymously donates hand-crocheted hats to the homeless. Since learning to crochet from a YouTube videoLearn to crochet in January, Ernie has made and donated 30-35 hats, hanging them on a tree or fence in Grand Rapids’ poorest neighborhoods with a note: “free wool hat just for you.” Ernie was quoted in the article as saying,  “I just think everybody should be treated as a human being. And if everybody did just one little thing, it would improve the lives of so many people.”

  • http://blog.ekgheiy.com ekgheiy

    Aw … thanks for the story!

  • http://LionBrand Lenna Brown

    This is a great story!

  • http://cleverbritches041208@gmail.com Danielle

    WOW!! What an inspiration to all of us! Thank you for sharing such an amazing story :)

  • http://bumblebeecreations.blogspot.com Tonka

    Awww. That’s neat! It put a smile on my face. :)

  • Nancy M.

    There should be more people on this earth like Ernie…what a testament to human kindness!!! GREAT story, Thanks!

  • pam

    This story warms my heart!

  • danielle

    People can still do amazing things.

  • Ree W

    This is an awesome human being who reaches out to others!