Pay 6 Forward: Sue Morano

April 25, 2012 2:24:55 PM PDT
People keep asking me when I'm going to be out with my sign, but we make it a surprise. We don't tell anybody before we show up.

So recently we just showed up here at the Metroplex in Plymouth Meeting and wanted to see if we could find someone to help.

As always, there are "The Rules" for all of our Pay 6 Forward stories:
*You can't keep it yourself
*You can't be a relative or someone you live with
*The money needs to be a friend or a neighbor or someone from a church group who is going through a particularly hard time.
*They have to be available RIGHT THEN for the surprise!

At first Christina Griffin didn't think she had anyone she could help but that quickly changed.

"There is a woman that I work with," she said, "who is taking care of her two young grandchildren."

Only working part-time and on the verge of retirement, Sue Morano bumped up to full-time to help offset the costs of raising a 9-year-old and a 6-year-old who has special needs. Her husband was laid off and is struggling to find steady work.

"She's a really good person and she does good for everyone she encounters," Christina added.

So we went to surprise Sue!

"You do so much for your grandkids and you're such a lovely grandmother," Christina told her friend, "I felt like you deserved $600. They are going to give me $600 and I'm going to give it to you."

Then it was time for Christina to Pay 6 Forward!

"I'm speechless, I just love her, thank you so much," Sue said as they hugged.

We ask Sue if it was different raising young kids now.

"I had to rebuild my energy level because my day starts very early," she said. "I feel very lucky and we're having a lot of fun."

Despite the shock and enormous gratitude, the first thing Sue told us was that she hoped to someday be able to pay it forward to someone else. We know our viewers are so generous.

I'll never forget the story of how Pay 6 inspired neighbors in Norristown to fix someone's roof for free! Well, we're starting something new. Just follow this link and tell us how you plan to pay it forward. Action News just might show up to help with your surprise.