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When Hurricane Sandy knocked nearly all of Hoboken, New Jersey straight off the power grid for a few days, 11-year-old Lucy Walkowiak—whose power stayed on throughout the storm—stepped up and did something totally awesome. She built a popup Internet cafe!
(Her father, Steve, helped. He works here at Newsweek.)
Lucy joined Good Morning America via Skype (!), whose hosts gave a nice big round of applause, to say, “I was just happy to help all of the people without power in my community, because so many people don’t have power, and we were one of the lucky ones.” She explained she just wanted to help people charge up their electronics so they could contact their loved ones and keep in touch with the world.
Lucy = today’s nwktumblr spirit animal.
[Photo via Here I Am]