Boy Helps His Crush After Devastating Loss

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Ben Patton
Staff Media Lead

When a sixth grade student found out his longtime crush had lost her father, he sprang into action to help her and her family.

David Carnahan has known Jolie fowler since they were both in the second grade. “He adored her for a long time,” his mother told the Huffington Post. And when Jolie’s father passed away in December, he left his family with no life insurance to help alleviate their financial situation.

David knew he had to help. Huffington Post reports that a family friend suggested crowd-funding which led him and his family to create a page on the GoFundMe site titled, “David’s Crush Lost Her Daddy.”

“My crush since 2nd grade lost her daddy last week. He had no life insurance. I would like to help her family in some way. Please consider donating. Thank you.”

This was the description of David’s post. With a starting goal of $500, the Carnahan’s quickly saw extraordinary support flow in for Jolie’s family and within 24 hours their goal had been met. As of the writing of this post, the campaign has brought in almost $4,000.

“He personally thanks every single donor himself,” David’s mother told HuffPost. “He’s learned a lot.”

If you would like to take part in this heartwarming act of love and support David’s crush and her family, please visit the following link: David’s Crush Lost Her Daddy.

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