Kinsmen Club celebrates kindness one gesture at a time

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By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - Nice guys don't always finish last - the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall proved that with a random act of kindness blitz throughout the city on Saturday.

Kinsmen Club of Cornwall member Pat Smith hands out free food during the annual National Day of KINdness.

Kinsmen clubs across the country were busy spreading cheer in their communities during the annual National Day of KINdness on February 22.

A large group of Kinsmen Club members were placed at various locations to impact as many people as possible with kind gestures. The public display of altruism was meant to inspire others to pay it forward.

Kinsmen members handed out prepaid gas cards, grocery coupons, gift cards, coffee, hot chocolate, Timbits, pumped gas, washed windows, paid shopping cart fees, bagged groceries, and even helped people load them into their cars.

"The reason I joined the club was to give back to the community I love so much," said Jonathan Symington, member of the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall. "This was a small way of showing that some good actions can generate other good actions. It feels great to put a smile on someone's face and know that I'm doing my part to make this city better."

To find out more, visit www.cornwallkin.com or their Facebook page.

Organizations: Kinsmen Club

Geographic location: Cornwall

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