Greenfield boy receives new fishing rod from Good Samaritans


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Published: 05-20-2023 4:17 PM

One 10-year-old boy plans to pay it forward after he was gifted a new fishing rod from a group of Good Samaritans.

Logan Colburn and his family were recently fishing near the Iron Bridge in Bennington, a common excursion for the group. As Logan waited for a nibble, he accidentally knocked his father’s fishing rod with his foot into the water, causing it to sink quickly to the bottom.

As the two scrambled to find help, Logan’s mother Rachel said a group of four high school students soon arrived in a silver Chevy and offered to help retrieve the rod. After a few failed attempts, the group was unable to recover it. The fishing rod was gone forever, and Logan was devastated.

In an act of kindness, one of the four students grabbed one of his own fishing rods and gave it to Logan. Logan said he was so happy when he was given a new rod. 

“I was very excited and thankful,” said Logan. 

During the fishing trip, Logan was able to use the new rod to catch a baby bass, a memory he’ll never forget. 

As a token of appreciation, Logan said he plans keep the positivity going and give someone else a new fishing rod on his next fishing excursion. 

“We will pay it forward and spread kindness around the world!” said Logan.


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