Kyrie Irving donates $22,000 to assist Howard College scholar in want

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Future Thompson wanted $6,000 to cowl tuition on the D.C.-based traditionally black faculty, so she began a GoFundMe to lift the funds. The Nets guard Kyrie Irving gave that and extra.

“I cried simply a whole lot of tears,” Thompson mentioned in the video. “I’m at work, y’all. I don’t perceive, like, I can’t actually wrap my head round how like beneficiant individuals will be. I’m so grateful for everyone that shared it, everyone that had preferred, commented and gave me encouraging phrases, and simply sort of helped me preserve going and primarily.

“I’m simply so, so blissful, and I’m so grateful. I by no means thought in one million years that anyone would give me something, and I’m so tremendous grateful. And I need to say thanks 1,000 occasions for blessing me like this Mr. Kyrie Irving. I actually don’t know. I’m in shock nonetheless. I’m at work wiping down registers.”