A dad in Texas went to his son’s high school graduation … proudly wearing the Pokémon tie his son made him back when his was in the first grade.
"I made this tie for my dad when I was in 1st grade. 11 years later he wears it to my graduation," Dylan Olivo wrote on Twitter. Dylan said his dad, Robert, had never worn the tie, which features a drawing of Pikachu, before – and he didn’t even realize his dad still had it. But Robert had reason to proudly show off the tie … his son graduated with honors.
In just four months, a 12-year-old from Texas has raised 2,000 and donated almost 1,500 socks to help the homeless.
Earlier this year, Emily West realized that little things like socks can make a difference in people’s lives, so she made it her mission to collect and donate new socks to those in need.
Emily established her own non-profit organization, partnered with an existing group and raised the money to help others.
Originally, she set a goal of a 1,000 socks – which she met. Now, she wants to keep going and is considering stretching the goal to a million socks, but admits that’s a “big jump.”