January 06, 2005


So I was listening to Star 98.7 in the car today, and the afternoon hosts were running a fundraiser for Tsunami relief. They got the Goo Goo Dolls to come to the "Star Lounge" for a private concert and they were auctioning off tickets to see the performance--top 12 highest bidders. The bids started small, $200, $300, $500, then a very young voice came on the air. It was Alexis, age 7 and a half, and she was bidding her entire savings, which came to $56.00. She was so sweet and earnest that I hoped they would just give her some tickets anyway. So I got out of the car and ran an errand, and when I got back it was almost time for the auction to end. A woman called in and bid $1000, and said "If I win, I want the tickets to go to little Alexis." And she did win, and now Alexis and her mom are going to the concert. It was so cute and heartwarming.

Posted by Shelby at January 6, 2005 11:16 PM