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Teenage boy with unusual birthday request surprised for Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday and Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Idaho Falls and Pocatello are partnering to honor people in our community for Feel Good Friday. Every week, we surprise someone deserving of special recognition.

We received an email a few weeks ago about a teenage boy in Rexburg who did something unusual for his 14th birthday party. The message said:

I would like to nominate Isaac and his 12 friends. For Isaac’s 14th birthday party, he asked his buddies to bring a donation of $5 or more instead of a birthday gift for him. For the party, they went together to Walmart, pooled their money together, and bought gifts for the Ronald McDonald House and delivered them to the facility in Idaho Falls.

Thirteen boys came to the party and most donated well over $5. It was such a great sight to see these boys do an act of service together instead of the typical birthday fun and opening presents. Apparently, a large group of teen boys doing good is not a usual sight to see at Walmart. While they were going up and down the toy alleys, filling our grocery cart, several Walmart employees thought they were up to no good…They didn’t believe that a group of 13 13/14-year-old boys were at their store to buy gifts for less fortunate children.

I think this group of boys would be great to highlight to show others that most teenage boys have really good hearts.

We thought Isaac would be the perfect person to surprise for Feel Good Friday and visited him during his English class. Check out the video in the player above!

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