Monty Hall passed away at 96, and his granddaughter is sharing the best story about his life

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.

"So Monty got to go to college, where he fell in love with performing. And he made good to his promise to Max. He kept good grades. And later, after all his success, he'd send countless kids to college."

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.

"It's the story of his life he liked the most. That and how he met my grandmother. It's the story we should all be telling today. Kindness begets kindness, goodness makes room for more goodness."

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.

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