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Freshman Luke Thompson Opens Doors to Spread Kindness

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Freshman Luke Thompson Opens Doors to Spread Kindness

Luke Thompson holding the door for students walking to class after A lunch.

Luke Thompson holding the door for students walking to class after A lunch.

Luke Thompson holding the door for students walking to class after A lunch.

Luke Thompson holding the door for students walking to class after A lunch.

Tarn Bregman, Staff Reporter

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If you do not know freshman Luke Thompson by name, you may know him by his daily act of kindness. Luke is a La Salle student with one mission: to give back.

Every day after break and A lunch, Luke can be found holding the door that leads into the academic hallways by the front office. This single act of kindness has now become part of his daily routine, and it is something that has been positively received by many in the La Salle community. 

“I think that it is very generous, and it shows a lot of respect and character,” said senior James Janke. “I see him living by the banners.”

Luke believes holding the door is not a large act of kindness, but it is the thought of it that counts. “You don’t have to do these huge momentous acts of kindness to make a difference,” he said. “You just have to get the ball rolling.” Luke believes that his one small act can inspire other students to do one small act of kindness a day as well. 

Luke said that his goal is to fill a niche. “If you see a place, if you see something that needs to be done just do it yourself. Because if you don’t do it, it’s likely no one else will… If you see a place in our school or community that needs somebody to help, just fill that niche,” Luke explained. “I think that just making [high school] better in whatever small way I can will give back to the community.” Luke added.

Luke plans on continuing this good deed every day until the end of his senior year. “I do it every single day, and I have never been late to class once,” which is an accomplishment he takes pride in.

Junior Emma Hibler said, “I always see him running down the hallways to get to the door before anyone else, and I just think it is such an amazing and selfless act to do… He does it every day, which is really nice.”

Ultimately, Luke said, “I just wanted to do a nice thing. It is my way of being nice to people.”

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10 Responses to “Freshman Luke Thompson Opens Doors to Spread Kindness”

  1. Evan Bohart on May 9th, 2018 8:16 pm

    Everybody should thank him after he holds the door open for them. He does this every day and gets almost no recognition.

  2. Philicia Robinson on May 9th, 2018 8:28 pm

    HE’S SO SWEET! I LOVE THAT HE DOES THIS SO GENEROUSLY FOR EVERYONE!

  3. Aylin Begines on May 9th, 2018 8:59 pm

    Honestly Luke is such a generous guy, and a great actor (if you didn’t see him in the Spring Musical!) 😀 Thank you Luke!!

  4. Megan Ehl on May 9th, 2018 9:07 pm

    It is rare to see people doing these selfless acts of kindness and I believe we should all look up to him as he is a great example of how to live out La Salle’s banners.

  5. Alex Fiedler on May 9th, 2018 9:08 pm

    Plenty of people probably only know Luke as “the guy who holds the doors.” He would definitely be worth getting to know better! When he holds the doors, he shows how little actions can make a difference and influence a lot of people.

  6. Brian Devine on May 9th, 2018 9:36 pm

    Thanks for shining a light on a great kid being a difference maker in our community.

  7. sou on May 9th, 2018 11:35 pm

    Luke is my favorite person at la salle ever!!! I’m ALWAYS excited to see him standing at the door. How do we nominate the Michael Gloden award to freshmen!? He deserves every good thing that comes his way! Next time you see him opening a door or walking down the hall, say thanks. Love ya Luke

  8. Gavin J. Sunderland on May 10th, 2018 7:50 am

    Hey Luke looks as if your courtesy has been duely noticed, thanks and good job my dude.
    -Gavin J. Sunderland

  9. Ted Johnson on May 10th, 2018 11:28 am

    A true gentleman and Lasallian. Thank you!

  10. Lisa Daniels on May 16th, 2018 6:49 pm

    Thank you for writing about someone who exemplifies what it means to be a
    Lasallian!

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