Have you ever loved a certain routine in your life only to have it taken away? That’s what happened to four-year-old Mason Miller, a boy who just loved getting a gumball at the grocery store from an old-fashioned, coin-op vendor. However, after the supermarket changed names and leadership, the bright red, gum-filled machine that had graced this NYC neighborhood store disappeared.
But little man Miller didn’t give up his desire to blow bubbles; instead he started a petition asking the new store to bring the gumball machine back. Luckily, the store did just that, and even made the sweets a little sweeter by promising that every quarter used to buy gumballs would go to a food bank in New York City.
Kudos to Parisi Vending’s Frank Parisi (makers of the All American Chicken) for finding this gem of a story that reminds all of us why we do what we do. Check out the full story here.