Eighteen new bicycles were given away Saturday at the annual Easter egg hunt at the Park County Fairgrounds — but one bike was given away twice.
That’s because one of the winners, 11-year-old Kyla Del Bosque of Powell, gave her new bicycle to another girl before she left the fairgrounds.
Kyla’s mother, Terrie Del Bosque, said she drove home with her other children and told Kyla she could ride her new bike home. A few minutes later, she got a call from Kyla, who was now on foot.
“Mom, I gave my bike away,” Kyla told her mother, “and I can’t stop smiling.”
Kyla said she was riding her bike out the gates at the fairgrounds when she saw another girl walking with her family.
“I didn’t know if she looked sad or not, but I kept looking at her,” she said. “I tapped on her dad’s shoulder and asked if she needed a new bike. Then I gave it to her.”
“I already have a bike … that is perfectly good,” Kyla explained. “I just decided to give it to her and not be like, greedy and stuff.
“My dad, like, whenever he sees somebody and he already has something he gives it to them. So I just copied what my dad does. He tells me not to be greedy, and give.”
Terrie said her husband, Michael, always tells their children that it feels good to give things away.
“If we already have something and don’t need it, it makes everybody happy,” Terrie said. “There’s a lot of bad in this world, but there’s a lot of good, too.”
That afternoon, Kyla realized her father was right.
“She said, ‘It does make you feel good to give stuff away, Mom,’” Terrie recalled Tuesday.
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