People Are Offering to Be Kidney Donors for a 10-Year-Old Boy on Twitter

YAHOO NEWS | Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Twitter is often where you see the worst of human nature — bullying, trolling, hate speech, you name it. Every once in a while, though, Twitter displays the best of human nature too. Just this week, when a young man in Sioux Falls, S.D., saw writing on a car window seeking a kidney donation for a 10-year-old boy, he took to Twitter to share what was needed. And Twitter rewarded him by showing the kind of good the online community can do.

“Figured I would try, seen in Sioux Falls Twitter do your thing?” Luke Wiese wrote on Monday, with a photo of the car featuring the quest for a kidney written on its back windshield. That tweet has since been retweeted more than 10,000 times, and a couple of people have, indeed, reached out to the family to help.

Marisa Baumgart, an 18-year-old in Sioux Falls, is one of those people. Baumgart isn’t even sure how Wiese’s tweet made it into in her feed, but she found herself called to help.

“All of a sudden, I felt this push, and I was like, ‘Maybe I should just go for it. Maybe I should find out,'” Baumgart tells Yahoo Beauty. “At first, I wasn’t even sure if you can live with one kidney, but I guess you can.” Continue reading
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