Dad Builds 35 Desks for Students Who Are Learning at Home

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If you need a bit of good news right now (who doesn’t?), one California dad’s heartwarming deed should do the trick.

Mitch Couch, a building inspector and dad who lives in Lemoore, California, built 35 desks for students who are learning virtually right now and don’t have a dedicated spot to study at home.

“I was inspired to build the desks when our kids had to stay home for distance learning,” says the dad of four kids, ages 21, 20, 16 and 9. “They took up the kitchen table all day. I built the desks for them, then posted it on my Instagram to show others how to build them.”

He also posted pictures on Reddit of the finished product. The materials, he noted, only cost $20—significantly less than what retailers are charging for desks that are suddenly in hot demand.

“I had no idea how bad families needed the space for their kids,” he says of the response to his…

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