#26 acts of kindness

In the aftermath of the Newton, Conn. shootings, NBC anchor Ann Curry sent out a tweet encouraging those feeling helpless to perform random acts of kindness to honour those who were killed in the shooting. Within days, her tweet and idea have gone viral -- leaving tweeps inspired to spread kindness.

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  1. This was the tweet that set it all off:
  2. Within hours, tweeps around the world were off and running with the idea.
  3. Some people decided to increase the number of good deeds to honour all the victims:
  4. Curry weighed in on the growing phenomenon:

    "Tens of thousands of people on Twitter and Facebook not only seized the idea, they increased it to #26Acts, to include the heroic teachers, and are launching acts of kindness big and small all over America. The acts are spreading overseas, including one tweeted from Borneo," said Curry on nbcnews.com.

    "Some changed the hashtag to #26ActsOfKindness, some wanted to increase it to 27, and 28. All good. You are in charge of this wave now."

  5. But some found it distasteful to share the act,
  6. But Curry encouraged people to inspire others.