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A 12-year-old boy who didn’t have anything to read just a few months ago has donated 3,500 books to his local library in Sandy, Utah.

Matthew Flores came into a wealth of reading material after he asked his mailman if he had any extra “junk mail” because he couldn’t afford books at home. Postman Ron Lynch put out a request for donated books and they’ve been arriving from around the world ever since.

The boy and his family have run out of room for them all and Matthew decided to “share the wealth” by giving the books to the public library.child-petting-dog-SitStayRead-Facebook

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But they won’t all end up in just one collection. The local librarian is bundling them up and sending boxes of books to hospitals, jails, and anywhere else people need a good read.

Matthew isn’t just sharing the wealth, he’s spreading the love of reading.

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