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Local organization inspiring community to “Love Your Neighbor” in honor of MLK Jr. Day

Fabi Payton, organizer of I Heart Bryan is hoping it will bring the community together.
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 4:37 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - I Heart Bryan, a local nonprofit organization in the Brazos Valley is looking to inspire the community during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Fabi Payton, a local school teacher and organizer of I Heart Bryan, says that her hope is for the community to look at the teachings of MLK. and the hope that he spread to the nation and put that back into our community. Payton says that can be through acts of service, whether it be a small note of affirmation to your neighbor, or a gift basket.

“Nationally, there’s a lot of things out there that just keep causing more division. We get it, this country is in a diverse place, our community is a diverse place, and you’re not gonna agree on everything but we can still work together to love each other and come together. We have to,” said Payton.

Payton asks that those who participate take photos and post them on social media using the hashtags “Love Your Neighbor” and “I Heart Bryan”.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being recognized on Jan. 18.

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