This simply warms my heart:
The student hero who police say subdued a gunman and prevented a wider killing spree at a Seattle college this week hasn’t spoken publicly about his actions that day — but the Internet sure has, and it’s putting its money where its mouth is.
As of Saturday, an online fundraiser had raised more than $23,000 for Jon Meis, who is apparently engaged and has an open wedding registry. The registry was found by members of the popular Internet site Reddit and quickly made the rounds online.
Meis is getting married to his fiancee Kaylie Sparks in just two weeks on June 21. Their wedding registry has been entirely bought out.
As of right now, the “Jon and Kaylie Meis Honeymoon & future!” gofundme campaign—established by a complete stranger—is over $28,974.00 and rising rapidly, and support is pouring in from around the world for the quiet hero and his future bride.
The shooter—who we refuse to name—has confessed to the crime and has not offered a motive. He is currently on suicide watch in jail.
SPU freshman student Paul Lee was confirmed as the student who died in the attack, and Sarah Williams is in critical but stable condition. Victim Thomas Fowler and another student are in stable condition. All are expected to survive.
Meis—a shooting enthusiast and NRA supporter—was said to be in shock after stopping the shooting, and his family has understandably asked for privacy.
Seattle Pacific University is a “gun free zone.”