Was Pay it forward a true story? I would... — Catherine Ryan Hyde Q&A
Pay It Forward
Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " shouts out her real-life super squad of actors. Watch now. PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations. A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Sign in. Young Trevor McKinney, troubled by his mother's alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher, Mr. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward--repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people. Trevor's efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him. A school social studies assignment leads to social changes that spread from city-to-city.