You can really learn a lot from kids these days, especially from one Del Norte High School sophomore.
“It’s just the way I was brought up – to be like a kind person and to give to other people,” said Mario Gomez Solis. That’s exactly what he did last week, when he was in line to buy a ticket to a football game.
In front of Solis was a family with kids, but they weren’t buying tickets. “I was talking with my friends, and I overheard them [saying] like not having enough money,” said Solis.
So without any hesitation, Solis said he did what anyone should do, and handed that family $20. “They just told me ‘thank you’ and [that] they’d pay me back, but I told them it was fine. They should just, like, take it as a gift from me to them,” added Solis.
“That’s what life should be about,” said Hallie, who manages Milne Stadium with her husband.
They sell tickets to kids all the time, but none have been like Solis. “This one just really touched our hearts, and [he] didn’t expect a thing for it,” added Hallie.
So that’s why on Wednesday, in front of the entire school, the family wanted to say thanks to Solis for what he did. But also for teaching them, and hopefully others, what life is all about.
“You should never expect anything back. If you’re really going to give, it should be out of the kindness of your heart,” said Solis.