9-year-old uses allowance to pay off lunch bills for classmates

Published: Sunday, June 09, 2019 @ 7:57 PM

FILE PHOTO: A 9-year-old boy used his allowance to pay off the lunch debts of his classmates. (Photo: Jana Birchum/Getty Images)
Jana Birchum/Getty Images
FILE PHOTO: A 9-year-old boy used his allowance to pay off the lunch debts of his classmates. (Photo: Jana Birchum/Getty Images)(Jana Birchum/Getty Images)

A 9-year-old boy used his allowance to pay off the lunch debts of his classmates.

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Ryan Kirkpatrick talked with his mother at dinner one night about other students at West Park Elementary School who could not afford lunch, KABC reported

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"It was I think $74.50,” mother Kylie Kirkpatrick told KABC. “So I took that email and came to Ryan and said, 'What do you want to do?' And he said, 'I guess I can pay for it.' I said, 'Are you sure?' And he said, 'Yes.'"

School district policy indicates even students with a negative lunch account balance will receive a hot meal, KABC reported.