Tech companies aren’t known for their acts of kindness, but sometimes they surprise us with moments of uncharacteristic compassion. In what is the season of goodwill, Microsoft has given a 9-year-old boy a Christmas to remember after he gave up his Xbox One present to buy blankets for the homeless.
Earlier this month, Ashland County, Ohio resident Mikah Frye asked his grandmother what the homeless people wandering the streets did when it got cold. She said she didn’t know and asked if he wanted to give up one of his Christmas presents to buy a single blanket for someone less fortunate, but the boy decided instead to exchange his prized Xbox One (presumably an S) gift for more than 60 blankets.
Three years earlier, then six-year-old Mikah and his family found themselves in an emergency shelter for several weeks after financial problems saw them lose their home. The time he spent there …