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On Monday, Piers Morgan "liked" his "Only in America" segment, evaluating the finer points of being a "friend."
As Mark Zuckerberg's pet project went public last week, tech traders and social media moguls were joined by "mere mortals," all chasing the Facebook fortune:
"With the Initial Public Offering, shareholders around the world will become fabulously wealthy trading in their Mazdas for Maybachs, island-hopping on yachts and buying up as much bling as they want," surmised the host.
But are there better ways to spend one's success? For example, there's the story from a K-Mart in Kentucky, and a samaritan on a spending spree:
"Rankin Painter was shopping at his neighborhood K-Mart when the clerk told him the store was closing. Everything was for sale," explained Morgan. "So, aisle by aisle, Painter went on a spree. You know what he did? He bought up the entire K-mart store. And it wasn't cheap."
Painter's plan was to share the wealth, donating more than $200,000 worth of goods to a non-profit group helping the less fortunate:
"Thanks to his generosity, children will have coats, gloves and hats to keep warm in the winter."
The bluegrass businessman didn't do it for recognition, but Morgan felt he deserved some:
"I thank him. We all should. And for the men and women who are striking it rich with Facebook, let him inspire you."
Quoting his fellow countryman, Morgan hammered home the message that Painter demonstrated:
"Winston Churchill said 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'"
"Rankin Painter understands that," Morgan said, summing up "Only in America." "I hope the facebook folks do too."