May 12th, 2014
12:08 PM ET

Mom Spends $200 to Pay Off Entire School's Lunch Debt

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a mother does an incredible act of kindness when she finds out that her son was denied school lunch due to a debt. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Dominic Gant is a high school junior who says he was humiliated when school officials took away his lunch because there wasn't enough money in his account.

He was off by less than five dollars, but they took his food away and told him he "didn't have enough to eat today."

After his mom, Amanda Keown, heard what happened, she took matters into her own hands.

"I was appalled that he was denied lunch and his lunch was taken out of his hands over $5,"  she said.

Keown went to the school and paid off her son's balance, but didn't want to see the same thing happen to another child.

She ended up spending around $200 to clear every student's outstanding balance in the entire high school.

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  1. elle


    YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!

    Taking food from a student and throwing it away is NEVER okay. Even if they have a 500 dollar balance. What happened to decent human compassion?

    May 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Reply

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