When The Internet Found Out Seattle Hero’s Wedding Registry Was Online, People Did Something Amazing
The Seattle Pacific University student who heroically tackled the shooter and ended his murder spree got a welcome surprise from strangers who discovered his wedding registry online, and decided to thank him for his bravery. Fox News reports:
Jon Meis, a 26-year-old electrical engineering student, pepper-sprayed the gunman, identified as Aaron R. Ybarra, as he went to reload his gun after shooting three students, killing one.
Meis then put the shooter in a chokehold until other students rushed to help, The Seattle Times reported. Police say without Meis’ quick action there could have been more victims.
…As the story circulated on social media, a Twitter user reportedly shared a link to Meis’ wedding registry he set up with his fiancé.
According to the couple’s page created on TheKnot.com, he and his fiancé, Kaylie, registered at Target and Crate & Barrel for their upcoming June 21, 2014 wedding.
When the registries were completed, a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the couple’s honeymoon was set up by another user who wanted to show support for Meis, BuzzFeed.com reported.
As of early Saturday, more than $11,000 had been raised for the couple.
It’s good to know the internet isn’t just full of trolls and bitter lonely basement dwellers. And sometimes strangers online do some pretty amazing things.