8-year-old Lakewood girl performing ‘600 acts of kindness’ in memory of late grandmother

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LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A little girl with a big heart is sharing an even bigger message with the world — she believes a simple act of kindness can go a long, long way.

“Wow, I can’t remember the first act of kindness, I can’t remember,” 8-year-old Alex said Friday.

That’s because Alex is focusing all her energy on the kindness she has yet to share.

“It make me feel like, it just makes me feel super happy,” she said.

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The story begins in September 2013, when Alex's grandmother Linda died on March 22, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

Instead of mourning, Alex and her mom decided to celebrate her life with 60 acts of kindness to others.

"We bought coffee, ice cream, donated various things, went to IHOP and left a very cool tip for one of our waitresses, and we ended the day by going on a toy shopping spree for St. Jude's" Children's Hospital, Alex's mother, Sarah, said.

"Alex had so much fun that day, you could see the joy on her face and so we said why not add an extra zero and go for 600?" Sarah said.

For the past several months they`ve documented their acts of kindness on Instagram using the hashtag forlinda.

Coming up on this March 22, Alex and Sarah will have shared 600 acts of kindness with the world. And for number 600, they're going big.

"I want to show the world why we are doing this," Alex said. People "should just follow us and they could just spread the love of God around the world."

To learn more about Alex and her mission, you can follow her on Instagram at acts of loving kindness.










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  • FoolishWisdom

    “Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

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