“When I was 6, my family had almost no money.
My parents had both lost their jobs, and they had separated from one
another. My mom was not yet getting any government assistance and we
barely had cash for staple groceries. At that point, we were poor enough
that my brother and I were probably not going to get much in the way of
Christmas presents. And then, a mother of a boy in my first grade class
somehow noticed our need and gave my mother $100 to buy gifts for us.
She wasn’t a mom who had a lot of money herself, but it was a very
generous gift and made a huge impact on us. Not only did we get some
material delights that Christmas, but I’m still talking about this
gesture more than three decades later. I’m still moved by the kindness
of a woman whose name I can’t remember. And more than that, when I was
working on founding Random Acts and thinking about what I wanted its
mission to be, I couldn’t stop thinking about this small act and how it
had stayed with me. I couldn’t shake the feeling that small acts of
kindness can have a huge and lasting impact. So here I find myself: A well-to-do grownup with two little kids, having
to be gently reminded to stop and notice those struggling around me.” -Misha Collins
NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES. MINE WEARS A MAID UNIFORM WHEN HE RUNS FOR KINDNESS.