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Reese’s gives high schooler early graduation gift

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/13/19, 11:42 am

High school senior Tanner Soracco received a sweet surprise last week. He had painted his parking space at Oxford High School in Connecticut with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup logo in honor of his favorite candy. The Hershey Company, which makes Reese’s, saw a photo of his tribute and dropped off a pallet of more than 17,000 peanut butter cups in his parking spot. Those should last him at least until graduation, depending on how many he shares with friends.

How did Hershey find him? Soracco’s mother posted the photo of the painted parking space on Facebook, and it went viral, WTIC-TV in Hartford, Conn., reported. A representative from Hershey told the news outlet it contacted his mother through Facebook and coordinated the surprise with her and the high school.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • Tabitha
    Posted: Wed, 11/13/2019 03:15 pm

    WNG, isn't there more significant news?

  • PAMom
    Posted: Thu, 11/14/2019 06:46 am

    We get enough bad news every day. It was sweet to read about something that a young man did out of his own choice.

    Posted: Wed, 11/13/2019 07:32 pm

    They should have given him something more fitting like money to go to college. 

    Maybe he could sell them.