Mailman's plea for books gets worldwide response
Utah boy was sifting through junk mail for something to read
A postal carrier has delivered more than the mail to a Sandy, Utah boy. KSL in Salt Lake City reports that his request for books for the child to read has unexpectedly spread around the world.
Ron Lynch was delivering the mail when he spotted 12-year-old Mathew Flores fishing advertisements and newsletters out of a junk mail bin. The boy told the mail carrier that he was looking for something to read.
Reading, he says, is interesting. "Plus, it gets you smarter," Flores said.
"A young man was standing here reading junk mail and asked me if I had any extra," Lynch told KSL.
Lynch started a conversation with the boy. Flores told the mail carrier that he reads the advertisements because he doesn't have books of his own and that bus fares made it difficult to get to the library.
If Flores couldn't get to the library, Lynch decided to bring the library to him.