Daily Afternoon Randomness (39 HQ Photos)

Yesterday, we posted a story about Taylor Morris, a Navy EOD who lost all his limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan. Taylor had always dreamed of having a log cabin on a lake so we asked the Chivers to pitch in the down payment on his dream home. I set the goal at $30,000.

The Chivers smashed the goal in less than an hour. We couldn’t have predicted in the opening minutes of the campaign that the Chivers were, in fact, just clearing their throats.

Many of the early comments read something like, ‘Screw the down payment. Let’s get him the whole cabin instead.’

The donations began to surge. I received an email from a family friend watching Taylor’s donation page. “John, the donations appear to be coming in faster since we hit our goal. How? This is insane!’

Not insane really, just how the Chivers have always rolled. Minutes ago, donations blasted past $200,000… $170,000 more than we asked for.

Taylor’s story is just beginning. The local and national media are now decsending upon the Morris family to help spread his inspirational story and I’ll keep you posted on the new developments. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend, you’ve earned it. Donate right here.

Happy Friday, Chivers

John n’ Leo

  • kc lyons

    #39 from fellow sailor best of wishes to you and your family. fair winds and following seas brother. give some love for men like taylor!

  • Nny

    Hey chive, I just wanted to let you know that since I caught wind of the story, I talked about it on our little morning program at a radio station I work for in Northern Wisconsin… I can only hope that I reached some folks to help the cause. I truly think you guys deserve a reward as a result of this… But the reward comes from the amazing deed! Chive On!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.croal Tim Croal

    My jaw dropped when I read that we passed the 200k mark, I then proceeded to clap at my computer (much to the confusion of my family) congrats to Taylor and Danielle. Just goes to show this really is the best site in the world. KCCO and good luck with the new home!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.rocha1 Bill Rocha

    #39… I'm proud to be a Chiver and honored to be part of helping a true hero!

  • https://www.facebook.com/isleepatnight Nathan Mastermind

    #39 I'm Canadian… But I still want to Thank this guy for everything that he has done. True Hero.

  • Classy

    No fat chicks though.

  • Morgan

    #15 the fuck ? Creepy but hot

  • theG_Man


  • silva

    #39 fuck we are awesome!!!!! KCCO TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevin

    #39 If we can crash a server to buy a t-shirt, we can change the life of someone one gave and served all of us! Thank you for your service! Local 1171 IAFF.

  • Mike

    #4 Soon.

  • Adam

    36 is just about the most beautiful thing i have ever seen that isn't female.

  • Clancey

    Taylor & Danielle words can not describe our gratitude to you.

  • Dylan

    #2 – my week just got a little better
    #4 – absolutely best grad picture ever. If it didn't reek of pedobear-ishness, I'd print it out & put it on my wall as inspiration.

  • Very nice!

    Made in china? Ha!

    Taylor, you rock dude. Ur welcome in Texas anytime. Cheers!

  • http://twitter.com/Thedude_1620 @Thedude_1620

    #2 one word FIND!!!!!!

  • big D

    Who the hell is chopping so many onions in here?
    I wish I was as badass as Tyler when I was in the service.

  • http://twitter.com/Thedude_1620 @Thedude_1620

    #39 NO, THANK YOU

  • 'Mericia!

    Just saw the post…. didn't know about taylor morris until now. Hope $20 helps from my small college student earnings. Chive On!

  • disgruntledeployee

    #8 is gorgeous. the whole package…but especially those lips…

  • Ed Smeltzer

    National media? Chive like a boss!

  • craigmarchphotography

    #15 i would………just once

  • Ispeakchive

    #39 Right back at ya!

  • https://www.facebook.com/spacenugget Curtis Payne

    24, 29 we might care if we hadn't paid $40 for each friggin shirt that paid for those hos and that trip….you guys are really getting conceited as fuck.

  • NZgirl

    This is quite definitely the coolest online community in the entire webisphere. Proud to be a New Zealand Chivette. Taylor Morris, your story has touched the hearts of people everywhere. Respect.

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