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Kelondris Dec 23, 9:26 a.m.
I agree ncpilot2, if only our elected officials would take lessons from this beautiful, kind-hearted, humble soul! I love hearing about him every year and think his story should be at the top of the page. He has earned it! There aren't many that have that kind of dedication out there and I am proud that he still supports what the American dream truly is! Keep loving those bikes and children!! We love you "Bicycle Man"!!
RWS Dec 23, 8:44 a.m.
This is so great! Much better than giving to the Salvation Army. Please don't give your money to that organization or people that raise money/items for them.
Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Dec 22, 7:56 p.m.
This is such a good man! I love stories like this.
eoglane Dec 22, 7:09 p.m.
Outstanding man working for God, If I offended you by the word GOD, o well, i do not care. Wish I could find a building for him to use, a permanent place.
bohica2 Dec 22, 7:03 p.m.
The bicycleman link has a link for donations. I just donated and it takes less than a minute. While prayers for blessings are (I'm sure) appreciated. Let's all kick in and make it so this man can continue his good works with access to the warehouse/workshop space he needs.
same ole story Dec 22, 5:39 p.m.
Finally a positive story from the black community. Keep going strong sir you deserve it. Thank you for being a shinig light for that community!!!!!!!!
freedom monkey Dec 22, 4:29 p.m.
I remember this guy from when I was a kid growing up in Fayetteville. He does this every year. His support level grows every year. He represents what America used to be.
Pseudonym Dec 22, 4:27 p.m.
Quote from wakemom: "a very nice touching story of a man and only 18 comments. smh.."
I'm smh too. Also have you noticed that the people who come on here to bicker and complain are strangely absent?
Anyway, God bless Mr. Mathis and may his work continue for many years.
victoriapbeck2 Dec 22, 4:24 p.m.
If I had access to a place, I'd give it to him! Mr. Moses, thank you for being God's angel. You've certainly earned your place in heaven and are living proof that the spirit of Christmas still exists in this world of turmoil.
Hammerhead Dec 22, 4:21 p.m.
This is a good man doing good things. The link above sends you to his website where you can donate money and old bikes."
He's probably take old bike parts too.
onecent01 Dec 22, 4:11 p.m.
God Bless you Moses Mathis! The world needs more people like you!
wakemom Dec 22, 4:01 p.m.
a very nice touching story of a man and only 18 comments. smh.. thank you mr bicycle man!!
ncpilot2 Dec 22, 4:00 p.m.
Attention all elected officials in North Carolina. Please take special note of Mr. Mathis in this story. Here is a man who has set aside ego and truly serves his community without expecting anything in return. This should be a lesson to you.
bettyboop40 Dec 22, 3:59 p.m.
what a great guy! my heart breaks that he can't find enough money for a perm location! GOD will grant you one! GOD Bless you!
I Carry even in Cary Dec 22, 3:55 p.m.
This is a good man doing good things. The link above sends you to his website where you can donate money and old bikes.
starshine Dec 22, 3:48 p.m.
What a lovely story, nice to hear some good news along with the bad. What a true gentleman with a heart of gold.
Southern Girl Dec 22, 3:33 p.m.
Yes, Virginia.....there is a Santa Claus. What a great man he is. Merry Christmas!
u stand corrected Dec 22, 3:31 p.m.
How can people not believe in angels? God bless you sir.
rickandlinda88 Dec 22, 3:18 p.m.
here truly is a "santa claus"..may GOD bless this good person and his kind deeds for years to come..merry christmas!!!
getreal Dec 22, 3:13 p.m.
God bless him!
mjlt3 Dec 22, 3:12 p.m.
This man has a heart trim in gold, it's NOT many left on this earth that will donate their time at his age to the needy. May his prayer soon be answer!
hunter38 Dec 22, 3:11 p.m.
Good hearted people still exist in our crazy world
sabby06 Dec 22, 3:10 p.m.
You are a great man, and hopefully some one can forfill your wish. Keep shining! You are amazing!
jellybeanz Dec 22, 3:08 p.m.
That building was sitting empty before he moved in, why can't he keep using it if there is not a paying tenant to go there.
Hokies94 Dec 22, 3:04 p.m.
He has to be a great person. He works all year fixing bikes for these young children. Must be Santa. What a great heart this man has. Merry Christmas to Mr. Mathis.
cwood3 Dec 22, 3:03 p.m.
Mr Mathias is one of the bright lights of Christmas in Carolina.
If we all had the heart of this man, well-we would all be better for it!!
AMEN bassplayer-I'll give!! Matter of fact, I've got some old bikes I'll bring to him.
WRAL-how can we help this man???
puzzled Dec 22, 3:02 p.m.
I think Jesus smiles each time he looks at this kind hearted man. I wish we could all be more loving, caring and giving.
tdouble232323 Dec 22, 3:02 p.m.
WRAL has a link to his website, everyone go and donate, now!
truthandhappiness Dec 22, 2:59 p.m.
I love reading this story each year. It brings tears of joy to my eyes! May the Lord continue to bless him!
TiminNCisBack Dec 22, 2:59 p.m.
This man has certainly earned his seat upstairs!
readyforchngin2012 Dec 22, 2:58 p.m.
WRAL could you setup a way to fund this man - accept viewer contributions? And update the story with it?
God Bless this man in his work!
davido Dec 22, 2:37 p.m.
Get this guy some elves!
wildcat Dec 22, 2:13 p.m.
MAY THIS MAN CONTINUE TO BE BLESSED IN ALL THAT HE DO.
dkjeffers Dec 22, 1:51 p.m.
It's so refreshing to see someone remember what Christmas is really about!
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03