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The School’s Excuse

005-the-school-s-excuse-1a8e7ed0bcf24fe261fd475ec6c5527cThe school insisted that this kind of detention was perfectly normal and designed to allow the child to eat their lunch and catch up on the school work they had missed by being late. Hunter had only been a couple of minutes late – so he was reading a book. His mom, however, was far from convinced.

A Mom’s Anger

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006-a-mom-s-anger-5faaae4812a713bae4939ef196d125b2His mom told reporters that she was really distressed. Not only did she feel that Hunter didn’t deserve to be shamed like that but he’d been late that morning because she was ill and hadn’t managed to get the kids into school on time. He hadn’t been deliberately tardy and you’ll see why in a minute.
The Family Car Sucked

007-the-family-car-sucked-b7452169ce3f984fbbf52dc159f2f9c2The family’s main car was a Dodge Durango which really wasn’t in good condition. The second car wasn’t even roadworthy. That morning not only had Hunter’s mom been ill but she couldn’t get the car to start and it had made Hunter late. She felt so bad she shared her story on Facebook and then things really got out of control.

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On The Radio

008-on-the-radio-897549Bill Meyer, a local radio show host, heard about Hunter’s plight and was appalled that a little boy had been punished for something that wasn’t his fault. So he shared the story with his friends and tried to do something for Hunter and his family. The results were incredible.

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Kelly’s To The Rescue

009-kelly-s-to-the-rescue-3bb6435f3563975eca1e8d2921bfd5f5Bill’s friend Lisa McClease-Kelly, who runs Kelly’s automotive, offered to fix Hunter’s mom’s car for free. She said she’d cover $500 worth of repairs for the family. But unfortunately, when she looked at the car – it became clear it would cost much more than $500 to fix. Then another amazing thing happened.

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