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Sarita Manuel Pays it Forward: 7/8

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Pay It Forward started out in East Lubbock this week. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign near the intersection of 26th and MLK Blvd.

It took less than a minute for our first vehicle to pull into the parking lot. Sarita Manuel was heading south on MLK Blvd. when she spotted the sign and turned around.

Manuel told us that she wanted to help a neighbor who is well known in her neighborhood, Pam Johnson. Johnson has a reputation of looking after everyone else but herself.

Manuel explained, “She’s a real kindhearted lady and she gives everything. She’s so sweet. She takes care of everyone and their needs before she does her own.”

We made a short trip to Johnson’s house in northeast Lubbock. When we arrived, Johnson was outside doing a little cleaning work around her property.

Manuel approached Johnson and we completely surprised her. Manuel counted out $300 and gave it to her.

Johnson, obviously shocked, replied, “Thank you! This will help me a lot.” She gave Manuel a hug.

Johnson said that it was a blessing to receive this gift.

Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker, making a difference on the South Plains.

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