Right in the Feels: Member Andrew F. Adopts a Son

RIZvLdrOSZu4Hx7jDbFQ_d6705cec-1897-41b9-995c-f13dc8175189The Tin-man knew what was up. While smarts are good for memorizing formulas (even if the Scarecrow got it wrong…) and bravery is pretty handy, we’ve always been partial to having a heart. And at Republic, the heart of what we do is our amazing members. From our great Community, to the fun and funny people we see in person at events like FinCon, Republic wouldn’t be who we are without you guys! What makes our day (and week, and month, and year!) is seeing the tangible results of how the service we provide helps you guys save for what’s really important. It’s no secret we’re really big on family here and Republic was created based on our CEO’s own frustration with the high prices for smart phones for all his kids. So, what better way to celebrate family and what we love at Republic than to profile a member that stood out to us on social media? While there’s certainly no wrong way to spend the savings our plans create, what Andrew and his family used it for really touched everybody here. While checking our Twitter feed one day, we saw this awesome tweet from Andrew: A1 “That’s cool” we thought “let’s see what he was able to use it for!” and, thinking it would be a vacation or saving for a car, what we heard back was even better: A2 Woah! Whaaaaattt?!?! To be honest, it made a bunch of us teary just to read it. I mean, how sweet is that? The little guy in the onesie? And we helped?! We could hardly believe it so we reached out to Andrew to make sure we were reading right. Once we got the details, we had to send out a welcome aboard package. With a onesie and a toddler’s shirt in tow, we sent out what we hoped could show at least a small percentage of the huge gratitude we have for each and every one of our members. So, thanks Andrew and thanks everybody for your awesome support! We couldn’t do it without you. ☺ What have you done with your savings? Taken any fun trips? Gone back to school? We want to hear 'em all! Let us know in the comments!