Good-hearted 8-year-old boy pays off overdue lunch accounts


A single act of kindness has grown into a national effort - and it was all started by an 8-year-old.

Cayden Taipalus is a third grader at Challenger Elementary School in Howell, Mich. He saw another child get denied a hot lunch because there was no money on his lunch account. The child instead was offered a cheese sandwich.

Cayden went home that day and asked his parents what he could do to help. Together, they created "Pay It Forward: No Kid Goes Hungry."

To do that, he and his parents set up a page on the crowdsourcing website FundRazr with a goal of $12,000 by March 28. As of Tuesday morning, they had already raised more than $11,000.



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