Spreading 26 Acts of Kindness in Rye

A local business owner is hoping her acts of kindness will catch on.

Kindness is sweeping the nation in the wake of the Newtown shooting that took the lives of 26 children and adults. Following NBC News’ correspondent Ann Curry’s lead to commit to doing one act of kindness for every person killed, people have been spreading kindness by helping and sharing with others.  

While #26Acts hashtag went viral on twitter, Rhythm in Rye owner Renee Drummond started her own kindness campaign. Hers was based off the story of parents who decided to buy the people behind them coffee in honor of their son, Jayden, who they had lost. They asked people to do small random acts of kindness in their son’s honor and the trend spread. Last week Drummond left some extra money at La Patisserie after buying something and asked the clerk to put it towards the next persons order. She also paid for a stranger’s groceries at Park Deli in Port Chester and handed out $50 gift certificates to her store around town to random people.

When Drummond heard of 26 Acts of Kindness she asked Patch if we would help spread the word about the idea.

Drummond and Patch will be performing little acts of kindness in honor of those lost in the Newtown tragedy. If you are doing the same, please share your story in the comments here. If you are the recipient of a random act, please let us know what kindness you were gifted with.

tedc January 06, 2013 at 11:29 PM
LausDeo10580 has done Rye residents more than a few acts of kindness over the past year. Everybody knows this now. The latest one out today is that despite all the missing city design and approval paperwork, and lack of inspection records, apparently the Rye Golf Club “mystery” deck is safe. That’s sure a small helping of good news. Just wondering - how many here would have believed this if it was Messer’s French, Pickup or Jovanovich made these claims? http://www.lausdeo10580.com/lausdeo10580/2013/01/an-email-to-the-rgc-investigators.html
Charlotte January 09, 2013 at 06:06 PM
renee drummond January 11, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Thanks for the reply Ted. What a true display of acts of kindness from Leon. It is a great example of how when we come together we can do anything. And how we can find information by asking questions. Holding people accountable and showing how community can get things done peacefully is nice to see...especially with detective Leon on the case... Keep on Trucking...


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