Amanda Malamut
Updated October 01, 2017 5:25 am
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Monty Hall, who co-created and presided over Let’s Make a Deal from 1963 to 1986, passed away at age 96 due to heart failure. The news comes just months after his wife, TV writer and producer Marilyn Hall, passed away in June. While many people on the internet were mourning Hall’s death and remembering their favorite moments from their favorite game show, Hall’s granddaughter, author Maggie Tokuda-Hall, shared a touching story about Monty. She talked about how he graduated high school early as a kid, but ended up working in a butcher shop. A man named Max told Monty that he’d pay for him to go to college. The deal? Monty had to pay the money back, keep an A average, and do the same for someone else one day.

It’s a beautiful story. So we’ll let Maggie tell it.

The moral of the story? Monty Hall was much more than a game show host.

We’re glad that Monty Hall’s granddaughter shared that story with us! It’s important to remember paying it forward leads to more kindness in the world. And it’s always great to hear about people doing good in the world for the sake of helping people. So pay it forward. You never know what chain reaction you could be starting.