Mark and Lisa Thomsen have been paired with Mack for more than six months. They are part of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters match program that pairs people with children who could use a positive role model.
"A lot of people are surprised you can do it, they think you have to be a Big Brother or Big Sister, " said Mark. Being a Big Couple is one way the Thomsen's are giving back but Lisa insists that they are getting just as much, if not more, than Mack out of the relationship. "It's just fun, he's a great kid and the whole experience has been very rewarding."