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 I have had  a camper at a camper park that is on backwater of the Mississippi river for about ten years now . There was this kid who befriended me because I fished and he liked to fish with me . I bought him a cheap spincast combo one day and he was thrilled .  They left a few years ago but we remained friends on Facebook . He is having  a rough time with other kids and I just found out his parents are getting divorced. He just graduated mid term .I'm going to make his day and give him good rod and reel that I havent used in several years .   

 

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That's awesome man.  Some kids out there have it much worse than what they deserve.  I think I speak for all of us in saying thanks for being a positive influence in this kid's life. 

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What a great thing for you to do, I'm betting that it will have a impact on him. We all should be as thoughtful.

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Fishing brings people together!! That's awesome what you are doing buddy! Your making everyone here proud

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Sometimes, a nice gesture and an open ear is all it takes to literally save a life. Good work man. 

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I gave him a choice of the rod pictured or a Falcon Bucco  and Bass Pro Extreme reel . He took the Falcon and Extreme .

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Awesome in our fast paced world we often forget to mentor the younger generation.  We are all guilty of judging everything by money, when the most precious gift we have is our time and attention. For a young kid to have the ear of someone not involved directly in his exploding world is a major positive. Perhaps the most important calming influence in his life. Not only that, but since you have stayed involved with him, perhaps somewhere in the future you will get to fish together again.  There is no way you can have too many fishing partners in life.

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That's awesome of you to do. Fishing can go a long ways to keep kids out of trouble, I honestly believe it did for me. I had 2 really close friends I did everything with growing up. We always fished together until we got to be mid teens when they got away from it but I kept going. One is dead from a drug deal gone wrong, the other is in MDOC for a long time for dealing meth. I can only imagine what would have happened if I had followed them away from the sport. Hopefully it gives him something good to get his mind off everything going on in his life and can help him realize that everything is not all bad. 

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Throughout my career in law enforcement, this has come up time and time again. All most kids need is our time and our love. This young man knows that you love him and that you care. Well done.

 

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Class act...we can all have that impact, we just have to take the time to do it.

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You just put a smile on a kid's face.

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Awesome thing for you to do

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