Physically-active philanthropist and Lincoln local Kyle Winthrop performed a feat of incredible strength, endurance and humanity on Saturday as he walked an astounding 12 feet which, unbeknownst to him, raised money for dozens of local charities.
“Uh, what? What did I do?” the confused-looking hero said as he was congratulated for his humanitarian service and his wallet was taken from him. The kind soul had just trudged across a level, smoothly-paved surface of concrete in a grueling effort to re-plug a nearby parking meter.
“I have no idea what’s going on. Can I have my wallet back?” the Champion of Charity added.
A lively Winthrop then proceeded to scream what appeared to be angry outbursts at the loss of his wallet, but were actually expressions of how excited he was to touch the lives of others.
This is not the first time Winthrop has extended his fiscal hand to the less fortunate in the community. Just three days ago, he graciously left his bank account information at a table in a local coffee shop. The assets were distributed to several grateful recipients, who welcomed the charitable contribution with open hands.
“That Mr. Winthrop sure has a big heart,” said urban cat herder Grace Stillman, with appreciative tears slowly welling in her eyes. “Thanks to him, I can afford an apartment to house 200, maybe 300 cats at any given time!”
Winthrop was among dozens of bleeding hearts who have performed incredible feats to give back to the communities who raised them. The list includes local sewing sensation Suzanne Kessler, who caught the attention of the country last week when she accidentally dropped her purse in a parking lot, scattering dozens of bills that were immediately earmarked for several local nonprofits.