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26 acts of kindness spreads to Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - It started with a tweet after the horrific shooting in Connecticut.  NBC's Ann Curry asked everyone on Twitter to do 26 random acts of kindness in honor of the 26 people who died at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

Wednesday, people in Wilmington pledged promises to do 26 acts of kindness.  At A Leap Above Dance Studio, on Wrightsville Avenue, students handed out chocolate wrapped in five dollar bills to the first 26 cars that drove by.

"It's an act of kindness and I feel like I am helping someone else," said Skylar Van Der Haar. Instructors said many of their students were upset by the shooting, so they wanted to include them in the act of kindness.

"I was really sad, I didn't know what was happening, then I saw the news and I was scared," said Van Der Haar.

"Our students have been traumatized so we thought getting them involved would help," said Brooklyne Williamson.

In Hampstead, mom Briana Kelly is also getting her kids in on the action. She's having them draft up 26 acts that they will complete as a family. She says it's important to teach the kids to give back at a young age.


"Our kids are our future - yes we all should do it - but our kids are the ones that need to learn how to do it," said Kelly.

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