NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A little boy from El Paso, Texas, is making a heartfelt request on social media that’s going viral.
After the deadly shooting that killed 22 people and wounded dozens more, 11-year-old Ruben Martinez started the “El Paso Challenge.”READ MORE: New Pop-Up COVID Vaccination Sites Open Across New York, Signs Of Normalcy Returning To City
He’s calling on people to do a good deed in honor of those who lost their lives in Sunday’s mass shooting.
The sixth-grader says he wanted to help in some way. His mother posted a letter from Ruben online asking people to participate in the challenge.READ MORE: Brooklyn Couple Hospitalized After Stabbing In Bushwick, Police Investigating
Within a day, nearly 5,000 people responded.
One of Ruben’s good deeds was to deliver food to first responders at the Wal-mart shooting scene.
“El Pasoans are loving, caring and are willing to do anything to help out,” said Ruben. “We can make the world a better place.”MORE NEWS: Senate Moves Forward With Stimulus Bill Marathon After Nearly 12 Hour Stalemate
Ruben says people from all over the world have reached out saying they want to take part in the #ElPasoChallenge trend.