Do-Gooders hoping to pass kindness forward

Posted at 8:21 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 08:21:36-04

With treats in hand, 6th graders Isabelle Wynn and Zoe Ziegler were spreading some good.

"Today we're passing it forward by bringing treats" said Isabelle to firefighters in Lansing.

They wanted to pass some kindness to the men and women who help others everyday.

"They pass it forward everyday," Isabelle said. "They're firefighters they go and they help people and that's their job to help people."

Even though it's their job the girls wanted to show them their appreciation for all they do.

"If we give back then we're also helping the community" Zoe said.

But Isabelle and Zoe weren't the only ones spreading good around Lansing.

"Before you know it everybody in the community, " said Zoe's mom, Jo Marie Ziegler. "You hope, is also passing that on and you getting this nice big rippling effect throughout Mid-Michigan."

Dozens of others were passing kindness throughout Lansing to show the city their gratitude.

"It's really important for us to give back in that same respect and live out that mission to give back and be involved in the community as much as possible" said volunteer Chelsey Nelson.

The idea of passing kindness forward was the brain child of Bob Hoffman who had an epiphany after almost getting into an accident.

"We're all busy, we all have got so much going on in our world, every day life." Hoffamn said. "So, it's time to take a step back and just pay attention to another person."

He hopes if one person does something good to someone else then it will cause a ripple effect throughout the city.

"One person can't change the world but one person magnified with so many other people can change the world and that's what we're doing here today" said Hoffman.