When we watch shows like Storage Wars, it's easy to get into the speculative side of what we can consider modern treasure hunting.
Since nobody who bids on a repossessed storage unit knows what's going to be in there, there can be some real excitement in the suspenseful moments before they discover whether they just bought something valuable or not.
However, that rush also makes it easy to forget that for that unit to be repossessed, somebody had to stop paying their storage fees. And since they presumably wanted their stuff enough to keep it in storage, it's more likely that they simply couldn't pay whether they wanted to or not.
And while that reality brings a sad undercurrent to something that might otherwise seem fun, it also inspired a Rhode Island teen to do something positive for those who didn't have a say in where their possessions go.