Random Acts of Kindness and Intentional Acts of Kindness and Grand Acts of Kindness
and Small Acts of Kindness and Simple Acts of Kindness are all Beautiful Acts.
—Paul Mark Sutherland
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has established February 11-17, 2013 as Random Acts of Kindness Week. In honor of this week, we wanted to take some time to see how one person’s final request has spread kindness, joy and happiness to many other people’s lives.
On January 26, 2002, Kelly Mason passed away at age 39 following a long battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, her family asked that people make donations to the “Random Act of Kindness Fund” and shared an address to which donations could be mailed. They may not have realized at time that they would be setting off a chain reaction of kind acts. Or maybe they did.
For the past 11 years, strangers have submitted condolence messages to Kelly’s online obituary Guest Book. And in those messages, they have shared how Kelly’s kindness fund has impacted their lives.