When this man told his foster care story, people listened — 39 million people.
Having grown up in the foster care system with his belongings kept in a garbage bag, Rob Scheer struggled to find a place where he felt wanted and loved as a child. Now, he wants to ensure that no kid has to endure the same pain and indignities that he did.
So, when he and his husband were ready to start a family of their own, they decided to foster — and later adopt — four children.
On Feb. 8, Upworthy shared their story on Facebook, and in just over a week, it's been seen by over 39 million people across the world.
Even better, Rob and his family have raised over $103,000 for their foundation, Comfort Cases, which provides backpacks filled with PJs, toothpaste, a toy, a blanket, and a book for kids in the foster system.
Imagine how much more Comfort Cases could raise if even more people knew about it?