As they say in the world of Marvel, “With great power comes great responsibility.” When you are fast approaching 40,000 Facebook followers, I’d say you have the power aspect covered. But, sadly, not everyone is responsible enough to use their influence for good. Thankfully, the brains behind the Walker Stalker Convention and Podcast have that covered. And they have included all of their fans in helping to spread some Christmas cheer.
Some time back, Walker Stalkers invited their fans to nominate a person or family that they felt was deserving of some holiday joy and assistance. The Walker Stalkers then highlight these fine folks and provide an avenue for fans to make contributions to help them in a time of need. Some of them are facing job losses, a house fire, terrible illness, needing to convert a van to be wheelchair accessible, and other such unfortunate circumstances. Through this powerful outreach, Walker Stalkers is helping to ease some of their burdens.
I knew when I covered the Convention back in November that I was witnessing the start of something special. I couldn’t be more proud of them and of their fans. It isn’t always easy to get by with the hand you have been dealt. And sometimes, its even harder to be willing to ask for or accept help of any kind. Trust me. Those of you who know my situation can attest to that. Which is why it is so beautiful to see a fandom embrace and support one another in this way.
So, here’s to #TWDFamily and the Walker Stalkers. God Bless Us, Every One.