Lucas Byrd, Bransen Byrd, Ben Hed, Pennie Carnes
This is a true story of the love between two brothers and their pet garter snake named Paper Towel. It is a story of love and compassion toward God’s creations, especially those with disabilities. Paper Towel is written as a comical character who has feelings of love, sadness, hope, and playfulness. In the beginning of the story, Bransen and Lucas find Paper Towel and bring him home to live with them. The boys allow Paper Towel to play with them, and they learn to take care of him. However, as the story unfolds, there is a time when Paper Towel’s eye gets hurt in a tricycle accident, and he never looks the same again. Believing that it is time for Paper Towel to go live with other snakes like him, the boys sadly let him free to go live outside. They pray for his safety and hope he finds friends. However, within a few months, Paper Towel returns home because none of the other snakes would associate with him since he has an eye that is damaged, and he looks different than them. Bransen and Lucas are happy he has come back, and they continue to love and care for him. Through this experience, Bransen and Lucas learn the true meaning of showing God’s love and care toward all people and animals.