Attorney Marty Burbank has enjoyed sailing since he was a kid. So he was excited to buy his own boat. But then the southern California lawyer went to a sermon at his church that completely changed his mind.
The sermon was about the importance of charity and giving.
After hearing the sermon, Burbank decided to use the money he was going to use for the boat to pay for college tuition for 26 local kindergarten students instead.
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"When he gave that sermon, I just felt that buying a boat was a very selfish thing for me, and I can do so much more to impact the lives of these kids," Burbank said of his good deed.
And the parents of the kids couldn't be more grateful for his selfless act.
"I just can’t believe it. I can’t," said Maria Rodriguez, the mother of one of the students. "I don’t believe someone would be this interested in paying the tuition of this many kids."
Considering this will open up so many opportunities that the children may not have had before, it'll be wonderful to see where it takes them in the future.
Hear Burbank talk about his moving change of heart in the video below.
via For Every Mom