What happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet.
Last weekend, we ran my article on Maple Springs resident Bob Terreberry, who will be selling pink breast cancer bracelets on the Friendly's lawn.
For those who didn't see the story, Terreberry plans to sit outside the restaurant, beginning at noon Monday, until he sells 2,500 of the $5 bracelets. He'll be there 24 hours a day and hopes to be back home by the weekend.
His daughter, Jennie Cox, is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and Terreberry is raising funds for next year's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C.
As per usual, we posted the story online. A man in South Carolina who is also named Bob Terreberry read it after searching his name on Google.
The Bob Terreberry from Maple Springs told me via email that the South Carolina Bob Terreberry reached out to him over the weekend.
It turns out the southern Bob Terreberry's wife is a cancer survivor. He loved the northern Bob Terreberry's sit-in idea and is going to send him money for bracelets.
Terreberry, the one who will be braving the elements in Brooklyn Square, has a head start on his fundraiser thanks to a man he had never met, but who was born with the same name.
It's not unusual for people to Google their names to see what's out there. When looking to fill a position, many employers Google job candidates to see if they're hiding anything.
One of my professors in college had us Google our names in class to see if we would be in trouble when it came time to look for jobs. Fortunately for us, no one was cursed with the same name as a criminal across the country.
If you've never done it before, you might see what Google has to report on your name. You might be surprised by what you find.