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A 5-year-old's Pay It Forward Day

It was his mission to find good food for kids that are hungry. So, added to the typical vegetable canned goods in the cart, he threw in spaghetti and meatballs and macaroni and cheese . . . when he went shopping for J.O.Y Ministries Food Pantry
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By Tiffany Hadley Kessler
Thursday proved to be special - people all across the state and the nation participated in Pay It Forward Day, going out of their way to share goodness with their fellow man. Though it was amazing to read all the creative ways people chose to Pay It Forward, most, did their kind deeds anonymously without advertisement.



One young participant in Adair County (with extremely proud parents) grasped the concept of the day rather quickly. It was a simple trip to the grocery to purchase non-perishables for J.O.Y. Ministries food pantry. It was a 5-yr-old's mission to find "good food for kids that are hungry". So, added to the typical vegetable canned goods in the cart, he threw in spaghetti and meatballs and macaroni and cheese.

With a tad more explanation at the checkout of how this food would go to help others, the little guy put two dollars of his own money toward the tab (earned from working for mom and dad). Then it was off to donate the goods.

Pay It Forward Day was just that, ONE day...but it doesn't have to be. We can do good 365 days a year - in big ways or small, costly gestures or completely free. Whether witnessing or receiving it human beings are desperate to know that goodness still exists.

Pay It Forward Day focused on doing something good without expecting anything in return...let's keep it going all year long. One never knows the ripple effects of selfless actions.

[And may God forgive the proud mom who snapped this photo, it was not done for selfish/pat on the back reasons...just pure wonderment of a big heart in a little body learning to be a servant]


This story was posted on 2016-04-29 13:43:10
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Five year old Paying It Forward



2016-04-29 - Supermarket, Columbia, KY - Photo by Proud Mom .
This very anonymous participant in Adair County (with extremely proud parents) grasped the concept of the Pay It Forward day rather quickly. It was a simple trip to the grocery to purchase non-perishables for J.O.Y. Ministries food pantry. It was his mission to find "good food for kids that are hungry". So, added to the typical vegetable canned goods in the cart, he threw in spaghetti and meatballs and macaroni and cheese. Pay It Forward Day was just that, ONE day...but it doesn't have to be. We can do good 365 days a year - in big ways or small, costly gestures or completely free. Whether witnessing or receiving it human beings are desperate to know that goodness still exists. [And may God forgive the proud mom who snapped this photo, it was not done for selfish/pat on the back reasons...just pure wonderment of a big heart in a little body learning to be a servant] - Tiffany Kessler

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