Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kyle McMahon: You Are Not Your Deadbeat Dad

Kyle McMahon: You Are Not Your Deadbeat Dad

15 Year Old Boy Repays The Debt to a Victim of His Deadbeat Dad
15 Year Old Boy Repays The Debt to a Victim of His Deadbeat Dad
You Are Not Your Deadbeat Dad
by Kyle McMahon

Kyle McMahon / K.Mac Exclusive- You Are Not Your Deadbeat Dad
Kyle McMahon Exclusive: You are Not Your Deadbeat Dad
The story of a 15 year old boy repaying the debt of his deadbeat father has recently gone viral. While this first happened in September of 2013, it's finally making it's well deserved rounds. If you haven't yet heard, Tona Herndon was visiting the grave of her recently deceased husband when she was mugged by Shane Lunsford. Lunsford stole hundreds of dollars from the grieving widow, who's husband had just passed away the week before. Lunsford told News 9 Oklahoma City, “As the purse came off, I looked him right in the eyes and there was a look in his eyes. It was a look of pain and my thought was 'He doesn't really want to do this'.”  Lunsford then sent $250 to his 15 year old son Christian for an upcoming band trip.

As Lunsford was taken in for his crime, Christian realized where the money had come from. He tracked down Mrs. Herndon and arranged a meeting with her outside of his church, apologized for his father's transgressions and returned the money. What happens next will absolutely warm even the coldest of hearts. (Watch the video below to see).

Christian is further proof that a fatherless son is not his father. His father was in and out of jail for most of his life, giving him one of the worst examples of being a decent human being that he could have. But Christian is not his deadbeat father. In fact, while Christian's example of being a man in today's world has been a deadbeat criminal, he chose to go a different route. No matter what our example is we have the capacity to be different. We make the choices. We can choose to follow in the footsteps of our absent fathers and do the wrong thing or we can choose to do better. Christian Lunsford chose to do better - and the world is all the better for it. - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Kyle McMahon, the recording artist known as K.Mac, is a millennial who has recently appeared on a series of Oprah's Lifeclass specials, writes about self improvement for millennials and gives speeches on fatherless sons.  In a partnership with he contributes exclusive material, including an upcoming book - MAN UP! An Action Plan For Fathers. Check out the Kyle McMahon website for more information. You can follow him on  Twitter, Google+  and Facebook.

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