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      Perform acts of kindness for 26 Sandy Hook victims

      The Sandy Hook Elementary shooting was senseless in every way imaginable, but out of each horror, we often see human spirit that overshadows any evil.

      When it became known that people were performing 26 random acts of kindness in honor of the 26 Sandy Hook victims, NewsChannel 15 decided to share the effort with our community.

      With only 30 minutes of preparation, four hours of footwork and nearly $80, our task was complete.

      The 26 Acts:

      1. Give flowers to a stranger

      2. Place a dollar bill on a vending machine to buy someone a drink

      3. Buy coffee for someone

      4. Give someone a break at work

      5. Sing Christmas Carols

      6. Help a kid learn how to ride a bike

      7. Give someone a random Christmas card

      8. Pay for someone's gas

      9. Help someone with a gift idea

      10. Pay for someone's meal behind you at the drive thru

      11. Leave $5 on a random person's car

      12. Help someone with their groceries

      13. Give a meal to the needy

      14. Make a donation to charity

      15. Walk someone's dog

      16. Pass out candy canes to strangers

      17. Do a chore for someone

      18. Write a note to a troop overseas

      19. Bring lunch to firefighters

      20. Hold the door open for someone

      21. Pick up something that someone has dropped by mistake

      22. Give a random person a hug

      23. Thank a veteran

      24. Pay off someone's layaway

      25. Deliver donated toys to needy children

      26. Give donuts to police officers

      During this mission, we started to see acts of kindness that people were doing for us - just as random but without the cameras.

      Those are the true heroes we all should aspire to be.