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Random acts of kindness on the KC subway honor lives lost on 9/11

During the first eleven days of September, residents of Kansas City and across the country perform random acts of kindness. It’s in the name of a movement by a group called Pay It Forward 9/11. It all started almost 21 years ago when Kevin Tuerff was returning from Europe to the United States, but his flight was diverted to Canada after the September 11 attacks. For five days, Tuerff and nearly 7,000 others remained in the small town of Gander as US airspace was closed. While there, he was amazed by the generosity of the people there. So Tuerff founded Pay It Forward 9/11 as a way to continue that kindness and honor the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks. Ben Walker lives in Kansas. City and is a member of the organization’s board of directors. Walker spent his Saturday doing random acts of kindness on the subway with four friends. “Walker said. “We’re doing one act of kindness at a time and what we’re trying to do is unite America and remind us of what a great country we live in. So that the next 40 customers visit the food truck.”We believe that if everyone does just three acts of kindness, then the ripple effect is just powerful and amazing,” Walker said. their first nor their last stop of the day. They also brought baked goods to a local fire station. It’s part of the ’11 Days of Kindness and Unity’ campaign. “People are really excited almost without exception “Walker said. “I think people are inspired to do their own acts of kindness and it makes the world a better place. they will be doing even more this year. They have a map on their site Web showing people around the world who participated in 11 Days of Kindness. To register click here.

During the first eleven days of September, residents of Kansas City and across the country perform random acts of kindness.

It’s in the name of a movement by a group called Pay It Forward 9/11.

It all started almost 21 years ago when Kevin Tuerff was returning from Europe to the United States, but his flight was diverted to Canada after the September 11 attacks.

For five days, Tuerff and nearly 7,000 others remained in the small town of Gander as US airspace was closed. During his stay, he was amazed by the generosity of the people there.

So Tuerff founded Pay It Forward 9/11 as a way to continue that kindness — and to honor the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks.

Ben Walker lives in Kansas City and serves on the organization’s board of directors. Walker spent his Saturday doing random acts of kindness on the subway with four friends.

“We try to do acts of kindness by honoring the horrific events that happened on 9/11, but also by remembering how united we were as a country at that time,” Walker said. “We’re doing one act of kindness at a time and what we’re trying to do is unite America and remember what a great country we live in.”

Walker and the group bought 40 tacos from Miranda’s Mexican food truck on Southwest Boulevard for the next 40 customers to visit the food truck.

“We think if everyone just does three acts of kindness, then the ripple effect of that is just powerful enough and amazing,” Walker said.

The food truck wasn’t their first or last stop of the day. They also brought pastries to a local fire station.

This is part of the “11 Days of Kindness and Unity” campaign.

“People are really excited almost without exception,” Walker said. “I think people are inspired to do their own acts of kindness and it makes the world a better place.”

Last year, their goal was 20,000 acts of kindness. They have exceeded that and think they will do even more this year.

They have a map on their website showing people around the world who have participated in the 11 Days of Kindness. To register click here.

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