A Texas man has made it his mission to help the less fortunate cool off this summer with swimming pools.
Todd Arredondo saw a picture on Facebook of a group of kids splashing and playing in a makeshift pool in the bed of a pickup truck. Some people on social media started posting negative comments about the photo, making Arredondo upset, Inside Edition reports.
The kind-hearted man tracked the family down and hand-delivered an inflatable pool to their home, so they had a proper place to cool down in the Texas heat.
“It was truly rewarding to see their smiles,” Arredondo said.
Arredondo didn’t stop there.
Once word spread about his random act of kindness, Arredondo created a non-profit organization entitled “Pools for Kids” and has even started a GoFundMe campaign to help with the costs of the pools, which he also pays for out-of-pocket.
“This is a humbling experience for me,” said Arredondo. “When I was a kid, a gentleman bought a water-balloon for me when my family couldn’t afford one. I never forgot that moment; kids never forget.”
According to Arredondo, he has purchased 51 pools so far and delivered them to more than 24 families.
He told InsideEdition.com that by donating pools he wants to teach children about generosity and helping families in need.
“Being kind is self-rewarding,” said Arredondo. “I learned to live simply so others can simply live.”