A Day in a Pair: 25 Ways to Spread Acts of Kindness
A sticky note left by A Day in a Pair winner Hannah Nester
This content was produced by GOOD, with support from Levi’s®
Last month, GOOD and Levi's teamed up to bring you the "A Day in a Pair" contest, which awarded three lucky readers with $100 to use towards doing good in one day. (And as an added bonus from Levi’s, each received a $150 Levi's gift card.) Submissions have closed, and we are now excited to present each of the winner’s days.
Meet Hannah Nester, a graphic designer and firm believer that positive acts beget more positive acts. In honor of her twenty fifth birthday, Nester wanted to do another thing she holds firm belief in: random acts of kindness. And in honor of her birthday, she wanted to find 25 ways to be kind to others.
Armed with $100 and a day ahead of her, Nester set about her Michigan town to spread good to as many people she could with the money in her pocket. Though she occasionally encountered confusion from her good-deed recipients, Nester completed a list ranging from giving away gift cards and bringing balloons to hospital patients to picking up trash and handing out lottery tickets.
Nester shakes the hand of an officer and accepts a junior-police badge after bringing coffee to her local police station.
Nester works on writing sticky notes with positive messages to leave in random places throughout her day.