Someone posted photos on Facebook last week of three kids in San Antonio using the bed of a truck as a makeshift POOL. They lined it with a big blue tarp, so a bunch of people online were making fun of them for being poor.
But a 31-year-old guy named Todd Arredondo didn’t think it was funny, and knew they only did it because their parents couldn’t afford to buy them a kiddie pool.
So the next day, he figured out where they lived . . . bought them a big blow-up pool for their backyard . . . and delivered it to their house.
Then he asked his friends if they knew any other families who could use a pool for the summer but couldn’t afford one. And he got a bunch of responses.
He started a GoFundMe page about three weeks ago . . . raised about 18 GRAND as of last night . . . and has given pools to more than 60 other families already.
He says he’s planning to give away about 200 more this summer . . . and he’ll probably have to burn through all of his vacation days to do it. But he’s fine with that, and wants to turn the idea into a nonprofit, so he can do it EVERY summer from now on.