#26Acts Movement


26 acts

On Friday, December 14, 2012, 26 people lost their lives in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Surely, everyone has heard of this event, but sometimes it is hard to do something to help.

Following the tragic news, Ann Curry of NBC News encouraged her Twitter followers to complete 26 kind acts. Curry’s bright idea and words have inspired countless people to do something small but memorable this holiday season. Stories shared on Twitter include paying for someone’s items at a store or leaving a 100% tip at a restaurant but the most touching tweets describe anonymous donors walking into department stores and choosing to pay off layaway items for families. Some donors report that the layaway clerks cry when they hear of the generosity, as do the struggling families when they learn that the cost associated with Christmas gifts isn’t a worry anymore.

Social media helped the #26Acts movement spread during our nation’s time of mourning.

Have you been following the #26Acts movement? If so, what are your favorite stories?

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