Random Acts Of Kindness
So a few weeks ago I shared a video of a super cool prank where they trick a homeless man, who we now know as Eric, into thinking he won the lottery. But it was really just a random act of kindness (well, kind of a planned act of kindness I guess) where the ticket was rigged and the store clerk was in on it.
Eric was so overwhelmed by the winnings, the kindness of this person who gave him the ticket, and the fact that to him, this was life changing, he broke down in tears.
When Eric tried to reciprocate some of that kindness and giving spirit by giving some of that money back to the man who gave him the ticket because he said he didn’t need all if it, his gratitude and selflessness (even though he was homeless and had less than anyone around him at that time) touched the hearts of the world and the video went viral.
People fell in love with Eric’s essence and through a fund raising effort, they were able to raise $44,000 dollars for him.
So they used that money and took it a step further and the results are a direct display of what kindness, compassion, and love can do. Not just for the recipient of those things but for the giver of them as well.
If this doesn’t start your week off with a big fat smile, I don’t know what will!
And it’s a great reminder of why success is so powerful. The more you have, the more you can give. Not just money but love, compassion, kindness, patients, hope, inspiration, motivation, awareness, leadership, confidence, etc.
Make Life An Adventure!