Whether it’s helping someone with a tough task or buying someone’s order… In the drive-thru, the smallest act of kindness can make a stranger smile.
“It is like almost winning the lottery but like on a smaller scale because you’re thinking really? Someone did that for me?” Tonia Crowe said. “There are still miracles out there. There are still good people that will help you and just do nice things for you.”
Wednesday February 17th is national random acts of kindness day. So 7 News caught up with some Upstate people to see how they’ve paid it forward and what kinds of things strangers have done for them.
“If someone laughs at my lousy jokes, I think that is good enough. I think it is a random act of kindness,” David Saidat, an Anderson CocoBon Chocolatier said.
“I didn’t know who it was or a name or anything but I pulled up to the window and they were like yeah, the driver in front of you has you covered and I was like what!?,” Emma Tingle remembered.
For some, celebrating national random act of kindness day is about the good things people do that go unnoticed.
“I think it comes back down to the little things that nobody really thinks about,” Tingle explained.
“If a parent comes in with a child that may be unruly or eyes wide open, I might just pick up a chocolate sucker and give it to the child,” Saidat added. ” I think it makes a difference for the parent and child. “
For others, it’s a holiday to celebrate the good acts that people do every day of the year and making sure that you pay it forward to keep the cycle going.
“In the Real Estate industry I see people pay mortgages for people and pay power bills and stop their homes from going into foreclosure,” Crowe said.
“It gives hope and it gives love and it shows you that people do care about you whether they know you or not, just because you exist,” Tingle added.