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July 20th, 2009
04:12 PM ET

Boy Sells Toys to Help His Family

When his dad lost his job, an Ohio boy wanted to help chip in. So he decided to sell some of his own stuff to help pay the bills. After all, he says, "you can't live in toys, or eat toys."

Kyra talked to Zach and his father Tom in our second hour, then Tom did a 30-Second Pitch. (If you think you might have a job opportunity for him, shoot an e-mail to


soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. C Spurgeon

    I hate to be so negative but after watching that interview was disgusted with the obvious set up by Dad and what he is teaching his son.CNN needs to screen and decide what is pertinent before they get caught up in schemes like this. Many are struggling but don't resort to this kind of media stuff. ..and it isn't christian standards the boy is learning.Shame..Shame

    July 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  2. Victor

    Father sells self to buy food for his son!

    July 20, 2009 at 7:38 pm |
  3. abby

    This shows that young people can be very, very responsible and really understand what hard times mean.

    His parents can be quite proud of him.

    This young fellow will go far in life because he has already developed a sense of what is truly important and what is not.

    I pray his father will have work very, very soon.

    July 20, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  4. Jack

    Hello: I think you (Kyra) should at least read a health care bill before leading a discussion on the subject. I think you are making yourself look bad .... especially to older folks who are watching the outcomes and the news media to see what may happen to them/us. Another point is that all the things you show support for may rear and bite you when you get to be a senior.....Here is another thought: Changing medicare incremently results in major change over time. This is government breaking a contract with all of the folks who have fatihfully paid into the social security and medicare system through the years thinking that at least their health care is take care of only; to find out that some younger folks in government and the news media could care less.

    July 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  5. S. A. Adams

    Kyra; With reference to the last comment, it is hard to "read the bill" when as far as I know no bill has yet been made public! But more to the point, really listen to the ads attacking "Obama's Plan" (also not yet public in specific details!) I am very curious about the "Canadian" woman whose treatment for a brain tumor was delayed by her government so she had to come to the US for treatment. Who paid for the US treatment? She surely did not have insurance in the US. Did she have to pay it for herself? Did she use a US emergency room, at our expense? Did Canada pay for it? As the King said, "Tiz a puzzlement!"

    July 21, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  6. Fred

    Dear Kyra,
    That 11-year-old boy has a heart of gold ; and so do you!

    July 21, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  7. Geet

    Hey Kyra, I saw the facebook story, and I think that that girl should sue! My teacher also did something like that but it was not that bad, she got a hacker to do her hacking, but it was not that bad, not bad at all, we were inraged, but we forgot about it in 2 days.

    July 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm |

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