Friday Good News
Florida Man – Okay, show of hands. How many people read a headline that includes this descriptor and either cringe at or smirk at what you expect to read has been done? Yeah, “Florida Man,” has given the Sunshine State a bad rep. But Michael Esmond’s actions show that not all men from Florida do stupid or outrageous things.
A Florida business owner who was once down on his luck is giving back by covering the utility bills of 114 families who were facing disconnection.
Esmond’s business has actually done well this past year but he’s known what it’s like to have his utilities cut off. Now he’s paid off the bills that are 60 day past due and those 30 days past due that belong to those with a COVID deferral.
The timing of Esmond’s donation is no accident.
“People can’t afford to pay their bills and put food on the table, so I hope doing my part and paying some bills for these folks takes a little bit of stress off of them around Christmas time,” he said.