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Little Lad Worried About His Community After Pokémon Go Release Did Something About It

Little Lad Worried About His Community After Pokémon Go Release Did Something About It

Featured image credit: GoFundMe

An awesome little kid got really worried about his local community after the release of highly-addictive game, Pokémon GO, so decided to do something about it.

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Seven-year-old Athen Salcedo had noticed that there were a lot of people walking around the neighbourhood at night who weren't paying much attention to where they were going.

The little lad is from Nebraska, USA, and had the idea of making 'Poké Glo' badges which reflect light. That way, the people playing the game would be a bit safer.

He set up a GoFundMe page, and it took off. He raised the $5,000 he needed to give away the badges.

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The thing is, he didn't realise how popular they were going to become. Everyone wanted one. How sweet is this kid, I can't get over it.

Anyway, on his page he wrote: "This is for my Poké Glo business that I started. I want every Pokémon Go player to have one so that they can be safe at night. I do not want anyone to ever get hurt playing Pokémen Go [sic]."

The Mirror reported that his mum, Auburn, said: "He has been giving away the safety buttons in our local parks to Pokémon Go players but we also started noticing that people who were not playing also wanted the buttons since they are really reflective and work well for night-time visibility.

"Because of this, Athen is using the money we have raised so far to donate large quantities of the Poké Glos to schools in urban areas with low lit neighbourhoods.

"This will be especially helpful as we get into autumn with an earlier sunset. I am very proud of Athen and everything that he has done."

He's so far raised nearly $8,000. What a proper amazing little lad.

Words by Mel Ramsay

Topics: Community, Safety, pokemon go, entrepreneur, Neighbours, Little Lad

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

 

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