This article shows the power that social media can have. Allan Munroe, a retired Brevard County police officer and devoted Sox fan, wished to go to Fenway park for a Red Sox game but could not afford it. His granddaughter set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for Munroe to fly out to Boston. Once a Red Sox player retweeted the link to the fundraising page that Munroe’s granddaughter set up, donations started to flow in. The article remarks that Munroe was, “overwhelmed by the social media storm”.
I found this article inspiring that so many people would donate to someone they did not know so that he could attend a baseball game. It really shows the power of social media and how it can influence so many people.