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Broome HS Plans To Pass Along Kindness

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A random act of kindness - has Broome High School paying it forward.

Principal Todd Hardy says a package arrived at the school this week from Saugus, California.

Inside the box, Hardy found t-shirts, hats, and coffee cups all with the centurion mascot from a school in Saugus, California. Hand-written letters were addressed to every staff member.

This cross-country care package contained much more. Before arriving in Spartanburg from fellow centurions in Saugus, California - a similar package was sent to them from a high school Saugus, Massachusetts.

7 On Your Side reached the teacher who started the pay it forward chain, via email. Richard Lavoie at Saugus High School in Massachusetts says after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, he wanted to do random acts of kindness.

"When I first sent them the package I was just hoping to make their day a little brighter," said Lavoie. "It crossed my mind that they may pay it forward, but with the hectic schedules and demands placed on schools, I would have totally understood if they did not."

He says he's humbled and "very pleased to think that the idea may spread even further."

Principal Hardy says Broome High School plans to pass along the kindness.

"You see so much evil in the world, and just a random act of kindness such as that - these are the kinds of things that we try to instill in our students, and to see that it's actually worked in Saugus, that brought a tear to my eye it really did, and I don't cry about much," said Hardy.

Hardy says they plan on packing up the box next week, and sending it to another school.

"I think that our students have learned, that you don't have to know someone, to be kind to someone," Hardy explained. "The feeling we got in receiving it was great, but I'm willing to bet the feeling that they have in sending it, and preparing these notes and taking this time, and to know that they have helped encourage people, I bet that's a much better feeling. I can't wait for our kids to experience that."

 

 

 

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