Duran later found out that the boy’s single mother had lost her job and had been struggling financially.
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“This hits home for me, because a few years ago, me and my son were homeless. I was living in my car. I was washing him in bathrooms. We didn’t have food,” Duran said.
When the woman found out Duran was feeding her son, she tried to pay her back, but Duran refused.
The school’s volleyball team also raised $400 for Duran to show their gratitude. Duran refused the money again, giving it instead to the school cafeteria to pay off all the past-due balances on students’ accounts.
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“So now no one in that school owes to anybody, and everybody can eat,” Duran said in a viral Facebook Live video.