Columbia Residents Participate in "26 Acts of Kindness"

3 years 4 months 1 week ago December 24, 2012 Dec 24, 2012 Monday, December 24 2012 Monday, December 24, 2012 2:10:00 PM CST in News
By: Allyson Brown

COLUMBIA - Local residents are trying their hand at the national trend of "26 Acts of Kindness".

"26 Acts of Kindness" is a campaign designed to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy that took place Dec. 14.

The idea is simple, one act for each of the victims. It was started by NBC's Ann Curry who asked the question "What can I do?"

The original idea was for 20, one each for the children. Curry then took to Twitter and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 20 acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. She added, "I'm in. If you are, RT #20Acts."

The movement quickly grew to 26 acts to honor the teachers who lost their lives as well.

The idea went international. And it also went local.

People in Mid-Missouri are paying off layaways at Walmart and even buying a cup of coffee for each other at Starbucks.

Some Columbia residents decided to welcome home their neighbor who served time in Afghnanistan in the past year with yellow ribbons in their neighborhood.

Sally Bitterman, a neighbor, says the 26 Acts of Kindness means "a sense of community, to bring the community together."

 

 

 

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — State Senator Kurt Schaefer has responded to KOMU 8 News about the report he is being... More >>
8 minutes ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 5:25:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia police officers arrested two murder suspects on Interstate 70 around noon on Friday. Both are accused of... More >>
46 minutes ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 4:47:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - After a three-day long trial, jurors have declared 26-year-old Paris Alexander-Henderson not guilty of all charges. Alexander-Henderson... More >>
1 hour ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 4:18:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri bill that lowers fees for minor traffic and ordinance violations has advanced from the... More >>
1 hour ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 4:07:57 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon has signed ethics legislation imposing a waiting period on Missouri officials wanting... More >>
1 hour ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 4:02:00 PM CDT in News
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old man is dead and a 14-year-old boy injured after a shooting in north St.... More >>
1 hour ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 3:55:00 PM CDT in News
EUREKA (AP) — A ride at Six Flags St. Louis is shut down for inspection after four people suffered minor... More >>
3 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 2:01:01 PM CDT in News
HILLSBORO (AP) — A citation has been issued for a suspect who shot and skinned a black bear in eastern... More >>
3 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 1:45:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $2 million grant to study cattle genetics. The Columbia... More >>
4 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 1:12:18 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parents, students and graduates of a St. Louis-area school district are making the case for shedding... More >>
5 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 12:06:23 PM CDT in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY — Jefferson City police said a man was arrested Friday after punching an officer and running away. ... More >>
5 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 11:47:00 AM CDT in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A St. Louis County judge has ruled that the county cannot require police departments in 57 cities... More >>
6 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 10:58:57 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Fire Department staged an animal rescue late Thursday night after a therapy dog was found trapped... More >>
6 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 10:49:00 AM CDT in News
CENTRALIA — Centralia police wrapped up a two-week investigation Friday in which 10 people were arrested on drug-related charges. ... More >>
7 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 10:22:00 AM CDT in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Southeast Missouri State University's new president says colleges and universities need to remove obstacles in the... More >>
8 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 9:19:47 AM CDT in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A 25-year-old man is dead and a 14-year-old boy injured after a shooting in north St. Louis... More >>
8 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 9:14:48 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A person suspected of robbing a St. Louis County bank has been arrested after leading police... More >>
16 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 1:15:06 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - More than 180 local businesses are making contributions to public school students in Columbia, from teaching classes to... More >>
16 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 1:08:00 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 79°
6pm 79°
7pm 77°
8pm 73°
9pm 69°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
6:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 6
6:30p
Wheel of Fortune
5:30p
American Dad!
6:00p
Family Guy
6:30p
Family Guy

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Adele Live in New York City
8:30p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
The Vampire Diaries
8:00p
The Originals
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld