Texas Boy Spends PS4 Money To Help Neighbors After Tragedy

Texas Boy Spends PS4 Money To Help Neighbors After Tragedy

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Young Texas gamer has impressive priorities

The ever-rising cost of videogame consoles isn't exactly news, so it's not surprising that Hector Montoya, an 8 year-old boy from Grand Prarie, Texas, had been saving up his money for months to buy a Playstation 4. But a local tragedy made him reconsider how best to spend the $300 he'd managed to amass.

The story that caught his attention? The death of a mother and her 6 year-old in a tragic fire. "Hector is passionate about things," explained Monty Montoya, the boy's mother, "and when he gets it in his mind to do something, then he's going to do it."

The result? He partnered with the local fire department to use his money for the purchase and installment of new smoke detectors in the homes of (mostly) elderly local residents. "Saving a life is more important," explained Hector.

Source: CBS

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Buy that kid a Ps4.

What he did was fantastic but what if he was so clever that he knew that if he did this he'd get the accolades and cause someone who appreciated his gesture to buy him what he wanted?

Either way good on the young fella.

Dr.Susse:
Buy that kid a Ps4.

What he did was fantastic but what if he was so clever that he knew that if he did this he'd get the accolades and cause someone who appreciated his gesture to buy him what he wanted?

Either way good on the young fella.

if he planned that far ahead, he deserves everything that his xanatos gambit has played for

His name is Hector Montoya?

Holy shit, that's the best name ever!

Anyway, for an eight-year old that's like the most selfless act imaginable. I know if I was eight and had 300 bucks, I'd feel like the richest guy alive.

I would happily chip in a few bucks for this kid to get the PS4 he wanted if he's that selfless and caring. Fair play to the kid, many kudos given indeed.

In other news, I can guarantee Fox News won't have been covering this, and if you show it to them it'll be "lalalalala ear fingers" time...

EDIT: I have been reliably informed that Fox (Tampa Bay area) have indeed covered this story, and so please disregard my previous criticism of them - looks like they've pulled through for once, and fair play to them too for doing so :D

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/25302716/8-year-old-texas-boy-starts-fire-safety-program

Good on that kid! That's a lot of money when you're 8 years old. He does have a heck of a good name, too.

The replacement and installation of smoke detectors should be something that is done by the government (whether local or federal), not something left up to an 8 year old to do.

We are talking as little as $2 per unit in bulk, that should be in the budget for local fire station's government funding to cover.

Give the kid a PS4.

He was going to start from scratch again to raise money for the PS4, but after NBC told his story, Ashton Harder and sister Peyton of Allen, Tex. decided to foot the bill. A PlayStation 4 costs $400 at Gamestop and Best Buy.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-money-raised-ps4-buy-smoke-detectors-article-1.1763469

Dr.Susse:
Buy that kid a Ps4.

What he did was fantastic but what if he was so clever that he knew that if he did this he'd get the accolades and cause someone who appreciated his gesture to buy him what he wanted?

Either way good on the young fella.

I highly doubt at 8 years of age, that the move was anything but sincere. Most 8 year olds are honest to a fault. However, I am sure someone will make sure this child gets one, and he wholeheartedly deserves it. Its very obvious this young man is being raised right. Nice article, great way to start my day! :)

Trivun:
I would happily cjip in a few bucks for this kid to get the PS4 he wanted if he's that selfless and caring. Fair play to the kid, many kudos given indeed.

In other news, I can guarantee Fox News won't have been covering this, and if you show it to them it'll be "lalalalala ear fingers" time...

I agree with you on the first part, but leave the politics out of this and lets not taint a good story, eh?

Trivun:
I would happily [chip] in a few bucks for this kid to get the PS4 he wanted if he's that selfless and caring. Fair play to the kid, many kudos given indeed.

In other news, I can guarantee Fox News won't have been covering this, and if you show it to them it'll be "lalalalala ear fingers" time...

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/25302716/8-year-old-texas-boy-starts-fire-safety-program

OT: It looks like Hector is covered, but if you want to help buy video games for sick kids, there's Child's Play.

This is a very good thing. I just wish it's more common instead of almost unheard of to such an extent that it's news. Kids can be very generous though. I used to give my arcade money to homeless people when I saw them. It made sense to me. They needed it for food. I would just spend it on a few minutes of Street Fighter II.

And they say that todays youth don't have any morals but this story is different.

Gamestop's corporate HQ is in Grapevine Texas. They should step up and show the kid some love.

Or if Microsoft were smart, they'd offer him an X1 and a suite of games. ;)

Good on that kid. I wouldn't have been nearly be as generous at his age.

Also... Hector Montoya. I swear, I've seen that name before somewhere, but I don't know where...

Charity starts at home. Good on him. Now if we could fix the priorities of everyone, the world could be improved!

....If I had the money and his address, I'd personally mail him a brand new PS4. God damn it that's a good kid.

If I was this kid's parent, I'd buy him a PS4 just for the positive reinforcement.

Mortuorum:

Trivun:
I would happily [chip] in a few bucks for this kid to get the PS4 he wanted if he's that selfless and caring. Fair play to the kid, many kudos given indeed.

In other news, I can guarantee Fox News won't have been covering this, and if you show it to them it'll be "lalalalala ear fingers" time...

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/25302716/8-year-old-texas-boy-starts-fire-safety-program

OT: It looks like Hector is covered, but if you want to help buy video games for sick kids, there's Child's Play.

Wow, I was wrong, I apologise then :). Today is a day full of surprises, it seems, but fair play to Fox for covering it :D

Adam Jensen:
This is a very good thing. I just wish it's more common instead of almost unheard of to such an extent that it's news. Kids can be very generous though. I used to give my arcade money to homeless people when I saw them. It made sense to me. They needed it for food. I would just spend it on a few minutes of Street Fighter II.

That brings back pleasant memories. How munificent and magnanimous we are in the distant, simple days before we discover the "value" of money! :)

Woohoo! Proof that not all of us here in Texas are cowboys and gun nuts!

In all seriousness though, this is a great story. To have such sincerity at a young age is awesome.

Good on you, Hector Montoya.

That was a remarkably selfless and outward-looking act for a child that young. Good for him. He gives me hope for the future.

Whatislove:
The replacement and installation of smoke detectors should be something that is done by the government (whether local or federal), not something left up to an 8 year old to do.

We are talking as little as $2 per unit in bulk, that should be in the budget for local fire station's government funding to cover.

Give the kid a PS4.

Actually, it's not. It's something that should be done by the INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNER! Why should the "government" be footing the bill for individual fire safety within your own residence? Oh, and by the way, it's not really the "government" that's even footing the bill, but taxpayers would be doing so. So, instead of my personal responsibility of purchasing -and testing each quarter of the year- smoke alarms for nearly every room in my house, I now have to do so for the other people around my area because they cannot take personal responsibility for themselves?

Healthcare is one thing that honestly I have no qualms about when socializing, but no way in hell should we start doing every little thing. The more we allow the government to control and monitor, the more backers there are for those nutters that essentially want a Nanny State towards video games, movies, books, and any form of entertainment "for the sake of the children".

P.S. This is a tragic story of death with a happy ending of a child CHOOSING to assist where he really didn't need to. Good on him. However, let's not neglect the fact that either the mother didn't test her smoke detectors or didn't have one to begin with (and if it's a rental, most states require the owner of said rental to make sure they're there and working and if that's the case for Texas and it didn't happen, the owner can be held responsible for negligence).

Okay, I'm going to put my flame shields up for this but...

I really don't think this should be news worthy.

I used to save up for stuff all the time. I paid my first PS2 and XBox in cash out of my own pocket.I bought Game Boys and Games and everything. I saved every penny.

When I saw something that needed it more, however, the games came second. It was the upbringing. People are more important than games. Even today, it's second nature and I really think it should be for more people.

Why has it come to the point where someone putting money ahead of your new gaming console should be worthy of the news?

I might just be cynical of where we are, and I can applaud the good judgement of an 8 year old boy who knows right and wrong at his age and in today's age. I just don't see how this became huge news

This is a heartwarming story and good on that kid for doing what he did.

Seriously this kid deserves a PS4 now. Someone start a donation pool so he can get a PS4!

Barbas:

Adam Jensen:
This is a very good thing. I just wish it's more common instead of almost unheard of to such an extent that it's news. Kids can be very generous though. I used to give my arcade money to homeless people when I saw them. It made sense to me. They needed it for food. I would just spend it on a few minutes of Street Fighter II.

That brings back pleasant memories. How munificent and magnanimous we are in the distant, simple days before we discover the "value" of money! :)

I haven't changed one bit in that regard. I consider myself an ethical capitalist. Because humans are naturally competitive, I recognize that the only way for us to reach a point where everyone will have enough is through technology. And that will happen through innovation as a result of competition. Basically, communism is the end point of capitalism. Well, that or total annihilation of human race.

Adam Jensen:

Barbas:

Adam Jensen:
This is a very good thing. I just wish it's more common instead of almost unheard of to such an extent that it's news. Kids can be very generous though. I used to give my arcade money to homeless people when I saw them. It made sense to me. They needed it for food. I would just spend it on a few minutes of Street Fighter II.

That brings back pleasant memories. How munificent and magnanimous we are in the distant, simple days before we discover the "value" of money! :)

I haven't changed one bit in that regard. I consider myself an ethical capitalist. Because humans are naturally competitive, I recognize that the only way for us to reach a point where everyone will have enough is through technology. And that will happen through innovation as a result of competition. Basically, communism is the end point of capitalism. Well, that or total annihilation of human race.

i wish i was still that optimistic regarding communism, i guess living in an actual "socialist" country and watching that mistaken ideology destroy everything that took decades to build in the name of populism, changes your prespective quite a bit

regarding the topic, amazing that kid, and good for you as well adam

Whatislove:
The replacement and installation of smoke detectors should be something that is done by the government (whether local or federal), not something left up to an 8 year old to do.

We are talking as little as $2 per unit in bulk, that should be in the budget for local fire station's government funding to cover.

Give the kid a PS4.

Buy him an archive of games while we're at it.

That's a very nice thing to do. Good to see a story about decency for a change.

Also, this kid sure as hell rolled double sixes in life to get named "Hector Montoya"!

Whatislove:
The replacement and installation of smoke detectors should be something that is done by the government (whether local or federal), not something left up to an 8 year old to do.

We are talking as little as $2 per unit in bulk, that should be in the budget for local fire station's government funding to cover.

government actually taking care of the civilians? what kind of communism is that! Definitely not welcome in 'murica!

of course im joking here unless it isnt clear. but seriuosly, the fire safety programs ar awfull all across. i live in a city of 800.000 inhabitants and the citys fire department has a total of 2 trucks with ladders capable of reaching 9th floor, none for above that. one of those two are outdated already, but then again some of the water trucks are over 50 bloody years old.

Deathfish15:

Actually, it's not. It's something that should be done by the INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNER!

or they could do it like they did it here. every new building must have them according to the law. the owners foot the bill and dont have a choice.

well kids can be very moral/ethical..."clean line thinking" is one way of putting it....as well as..."cruel"...let's not kid ourselves...

but...it wasn't really "his money" ("kids" don't have earnings)...and the people who's money it was are probably still gonna get hit for a PS4..even moreso now as kid has done a good thing publicly and so there's societal pressure that he be rewarded...

also one wonders what exactly he was going to play...given the age ratings on "srs" console games in general and the PS4s as yet rather limited library...

Strazdas:
or they could do it like they did it here. every new building must have them according to the law. the owners foot the bill and dont have a choice.

they're also usually hardwired into the mains now...which actually makes them a pretty significant long term fire risk :s

Today is a strange day indeed. News from Texas that not only DIDN'T make me facepalm, but did exactly the opposite.

scorptatious:
Good on that kid. I wouldn't have been nearly be as generous at his age.

Also... Hector Montoya. I swear, I've seen that name before somewhere, but I don't know where...

You wouldn't happen to be a six fingered man by any chance?

 

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