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Daily Inspiration: The Lunch Debt

When 8 year old Cayden Taipalus saw that a fellow student couldn’t pay for school lunch, he took matters into his own hands. With the help of his Mom, Cayden began to return bottles and took to social media in an effort to help his fellow students.


In all, Cayden earned almost $7000 and paid for 295 school lunches. Here is his story…


An 8-year-old with a heart of gold. This third grader from Michigan decided to take matters into his own hands when he noticed his friend was denied a hot lunch at school because he didn’t have money in his account. Cayden Taipalus, a student at Challenger Elementary in Howell was appalled since he saw his friend […]

Source: 8-year-old notices friend was denied a hot lunch due to lack of money, buys lunch for 295 kids

About Tamara Hoerner (1348 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

13 Comments on Daily Inspiration: The Lunch Debt

  1. What a kid! Mom must’ve taught him right!

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  2. TheOriginalPhoenix // February 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm // Reply

    Aww how wonderful!

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  3. Just a remarkable story. Takes the message “pay it forward” and makes the concept REAL! This child will likely live a purpose driven life. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Great kid with a beautiful heart!

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  5. Reblogged this on Lucky Otters Haven and commented:

    Another inspirational story from one of my partners, The Purple Almond! Please leave comments under the original post.

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  6. Such compassionate awareness ! More than that a great hearted child !

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