Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Woman Shopping At Walmart Finds Card With Specific Instructions Inside.

Sharing Is Caring

Sharing Is Caring

Fox 46 Charlotte

Julia reached out to a local news station, Fox 46 via e-mail to tell them about how she found the envelope. She added that she planned to pay the kindness forward, and asked them to do the same too. The station did a segment the next day and even interviewed other shoppers at the Walmart Julia had been in about the incident. People felt uplifted and took a moment to reflect on how the world needed more kindness.

Asking For Kindness

Asking For Kindness

Fox 46 Charlotte

Walmart shopper Lama McLaughlin said, "I think people should be more kind to each other. I would say it’s not hard to do, but it’s uncommon nowadays." Other interviewed shoppers agreed, claiming that what happened to Julia was like something that only happened in movies, but rarely in real life. One shopper was so touched by the gesture that he decided to follow the same example.

Inspired To Pay It Forward

Inspired To Pay It Forward

Fox 46 Charlotte

Akili Omari was asked what he thought of Julia's experience and he replied, "I always said if I had a chance to pay it forward, I would absolutely do it." While he wasn't the one to find the card, he's considered paying it forward. "Maybe we should all consider doing one ourselves. I think I will." It looks like this trend has the potential to catch on, but in some places, fortunately, it has.

The Initiative Of Kindness

The Initiative Of Kindness

SpreadKindness.org

The California organization, SpreadKindness.org encourages people to incorporate kindness into their daily routine. One of their initiatives, called "Kindness Cards," is quite similar to the experience that Julia had. Essentially, they offer free cards that people use to perform acts of kindness and randomly pass them along to other people. But they also share the love in other ways.

When Love Surprises People

When Love Surprises People

SpreadKindness.org

One of the first things that SpreadKindness.org did was to pass out flowers in San Ramon's Central Park. They also handed out balloons and homemade cookies too. People were confused at first since they're not used to random acts of kindness. Group member Cherie Trocha-Milichichi said, "It’s not often that you are walking down the street and someone hands you a flower." Clearly, someone all the way in North Carolina shares the organization's kind vision.

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