Acts of Kindness in Honor of the Lives Lost During the Shooting in Connecticut

December 24, 2012 9:32 am · 33 comments


This note & giftcard were found on a vehicle in the Target parking lot in Pleasant Hill over the weekend.

Sweet, isn’t it?

Don't Censor Me Bro December 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Too bad it took a such a tragedy…pay it forward is a more of a lifestyle, no? December 24, 2012 at 9:45 AM

True, but it’s never to late to learn.

Dragon December 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM

That’s lovely!

Schmee December 24, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Your welcome.

happysmasher December 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM

How do you know that this person doesn’t practice acts of kindness all year long, and is simply putting it out there that these acts are a response to the latest government attack on the American dream?

Parsnip December 24, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Nice random act of kindness to the unexpecting! 🙂

(Sorry #4 — the person who left the card is obviously literate.)

A Nice Gesture, However...... December 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I’ll bet the parking lot is now swarming with human cockroaches looking for orange envelopes on windshields…..

Jeff December 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM

This is a great example of what’s RIGHT with people. The shooters in Aurora, Connecticut, etc is exactly what’s WRONG with people.

And make no mistake. It’s not the GUN that’s wrong with people, it’s the BEHAVIOR.

God bless the families in Connecticut that are suffering without their loved ones this Christmas.

Schmee December 24, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Your and you’re.

Parnsip must be old and bored correcting shorthand on a blog. Lol.

Connie Dobbs December 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM

A gift cert to a local coffee shop would be even kinder. Just saying.

Lori December 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Great story. Wonderful Idea.

Connie Dobbs December 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

#7, What kind of verminous insect are you?

Connie Dobbs December 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

No…not giving a comment like your would have been even kinder. Just saying.

Sorry December 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Comment 13 was @ Connie Dobbs…

Parsnip December 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

#9 — Old? 🙂 “Your” is shorthand for “you’re”?

You mean instead of “BYOB” we should be typing “BYourOB”?

I’d let it rest, Schmee. You already look like the obvious kid of the board.

Connie Dobbs December 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

But ‘human cockroach’ guy gets a pass.
Oh, Claycord…

ChampagneKitty December 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM

to #14 who was also #12 (not Connie): Hey! No name-calling. We’ve all had quite enough of that. If Connie wants to express her opinion about supporting local businesses, it shouldn’t warrant being called an ugly name. Just stop it.

Cracky McGee December 24, 2012 at 12:39 PM

There is a huge movement on Facebook for this. Perform 26 random acts of kindness for the 26 innocent lives lost in Newton for the sake of good overcoming evil. Pretty cool in my book!

Parsnip December 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

@Cracky McGee — It was something I did before the shooting took place. Instead of donating money, I purchased gifts for some kids in Juvenile Hall. The intent is not to “reward” them, but to let them know that they are being thought of. I’m sure Christmas is rough for them.

(And the gifts were purchased to ensure that my intentions were met.)

Connie Dobbs December 24, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I found it amusing that one guy’s response to happy kindness news was to call everyone else vermin. Maybe you don’t, and that’s OK, too. We’re diverse. Now, will everyone please go eat some heavy food.

Grumpy Old Man December 24, 2012 at 1:19 PM

I like to pay the bridge toll for the car behind us…just another random act of kindness. Merry Christmas

sillyfilly454 December 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Just wanting to get my Grammar & Spelling Police comment in there too- it’s NewTOWN not Newton. It is a wonderful thought and sentiment- don’t pick it apart people. Just sayin…….

Anna, The Lemon Lady December 24, 2012 at 1:58 PM

This is inspiring.
Very nice.

Yes, any one of us can practice RAOK.

I will find 26 new orange and lemon trees this week. In honor of the children, I will do my best to pay it forward. Merry Christmas, Peace & Joy.

ChampagneKitty December 24, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Awww, Grumpy Old Man, you’re not as grumpy as you want us to think…!

Parsnip December 24, 2012 at 2:25 PM

#21 — Someone did that for me once over the Bay Bridge. No reason; no holiday; just an act of kindness. Little things mean a lot.

@Parsnip December 24, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Parsnip, you can bring David Rosen his gift.

Anonmyous December 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Today my daughter and I handed out 10 care packages we made for the homeless. I know there will be some wise cracks and negative feed back. There always is. But for me I will sleep well tonight thinking about the gratitude we saw in the eyes of the receivers. Tomorrow we will find some other kind thing to do. If you feel grouchy or miserable maybe you should try it. You might find some happiness in your act of kindness. Merry Christmans and God Bless you all.

Anon December 24, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Just witnessed what might be another act of kindness. A group of people just walked up to my neighbors home and started caroling. I guess there are such things as Christmas miracles.

Merry Christmas everyone.

@ ChampangeKitty December 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I don’t know where you’re getting your information. I wrote #13 and #14. I did NOT write #12.

anon December 25, 2012 at 11:14 AM

“I’ll bet the parking lot is now swarming with human cockroaches looking for orange envelopes on windshields…..”

You don’t think that will happen ?? You do not know the scum around here do you ??

“Today my daughter and I handed out 10 care packages we made for the homeless.”

Living under the bridge gives them time to reflect about all the money they spent on alcohol, drugs, cigarettes & gambleing during their lives– no one had a gun to their head– deal with your mistakes………..

J. December 25, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Mr. Mayor, thank you for helping 26-RAOK-SH to go Viral 🙂

Parsnip December 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

@ #26 — Sorry, kid. You have to find yourself another benefactor. My donations for this tax year are done.

Cruella December 26, 2012 at 6:32 AM

I really like this idea.

I don’t think that many “no-goodniks” will read Claycord then rush down to Target in an effort to steal a few gift cards.

I have been both the donor and recipient of the bridge toll gift.

In the end, only kindness matters – Jewel

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