What started with one little act of kindness in a small West Virginia town has inspired a community to keep it going.Natasha Kable Fogleposted on Facebook about visiting a Party City store in Martinsburg with her two-year-old son and how an employee made the kid’s night by acknowledging him and giving him a yellow balloon.
“Just showing a little act of kindness goes such a long way,” the mom explains. After seeing her post, a local law firm, Catrow Law PLLC, got involved, starting what they call the #YellowBalloonChallenge. The rules are simple: “say hello to a stranger, shovel a neighbor’s driveway, pay for the car behind you … just make someone else smile,” thefirm writes on Facebook.
They kicked things off by paying $100 to a stranger’s Meals on Wheels account and then challenged a local boutique to keep it going. Studio M Boutique accepted, donating 10% of sales one night to a client who’s battling cancer. The kindness continues with the owner of TJ’s Pit Stop restaurant donating to The Boys and Girls Club. Fogle hopes they can “keep the kindness going and spread that feeling around to the rest of the world.”