Warren Tidwell performed the first in a series of random kind gestures for Newtown
America is mourning over the Sandy Hook massacre, in which Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old man who previously attended this elementary, killed 20 children and 7 adults.34-year-old Warren Tidwell set up the 26 Acts of Kindness Facebook Page, in honor of the victims.
“Newtown's heartbreak has a lot of us asking, "What can I do?" Thinking about this, Ann Curry took to social media and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 20 acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown,” the page's description reads.
Tidwell explains to KSL that he has a son too, which is why he decided to start a series of noble gestures.
"I have a 4-year-old son who will be going to kindergarten next year, and it just felt like the right thing to do," he says.
He gave a box of chocolates to a stranger, a woman he met in a grocery store.
"To honor the 26 taken from us at Sandy Hook, we are doing 26 acts of kindness. You are #1," the note on the box, featured above, reads.
People have been writing Christmas cards inscribed with "26 acts of kindness," and posting the photos on Facebook, or just going around performing random kind gestures, inspired by Tidwell.
Donations to children's hospitals have been made, and one mother-and-son team filled up balloons and marked them with the victim's names, releasing them outside.