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It’s the Little Things that Count

Drop Cap A  It’s the Little Things that Count kindness360 dropcap Amanda and her son Noah went to Denny’s one morning just days before a very special day: his birthday! She had gifted him enough money to buy a meal, but when he spotted a police officer eating at the restaurant, Noah felt an overwhelming need to give back. When Amanda heard about his suggestion — to pay for the officer’s meal — she happily gave him the permission to do so, obviously proud of her son’s selfless nature.

When Noah paid for the meal, the officer took a selfie with him, thanking the almost-nine year old for the good deed.

Noah had even left a little parting note. On the receipt he wrote, “I want to be you when I grow up. Thank you for your service.”

It is never too young to be compassionate, and eight-year-old Noah proved that by being kind to a police officer, one of thousands who serve our nation. It is people like Noah that inspire servicemen and women in our country — from firefighters and police officers to the army, to even politicians who balance on the difficult beam between ‘mild like’ and ‘horrendous hate.’

It’s true that they make mistakes, everyone does. But ‘most every single one of them work hard to make this country a better place for people like you and me — for people like Noah.
So, please, the next do-gooder you meet on your way out of work or school.. say hi to them. Swallow your time and pride to buy them a cup of coffee. He or she doesn’t have to be a hero. “Not all superheroes wear capes.” They don’t even have to be one of our country’s servicemen.

Someone who looks like they need encouragement or a helping hand through a tough time.

Someone who feels lonely and depressed.

Someone who needs a friend.

A tiny sip of kindness goes a long way.


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