Every now and then I read a heartwarming story of courage and commitment. Recently, it was in the Gettysburg Times.
Daniel Kyle is 8 years old. He released 30 balloons on his grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary with a note attached for whoever finds them to let him know where they landed. A man¬†in Gettysburg, Bill Anders, found the balloons in his driveway one morning, two days after Daniel released them.
After the story ran in the Gettysburg Times, Phil Murray, general manager of the Gettysburg Hotel on the square, decided to pay for Daniel and his parents to visit Gettysburg. So he’s putting up a hotel room for them and paying for their gas to get here.
Murray also plans to arrange for a bevy of activities for Daniel and parents while they are here, including participating in some of the tours and local attractions. Now isn’t that a nice story?