Last Sunday, 8-year-old Alex McKelvey and her family finished their list of 600 acts of kindness in honor of her grandmother who would turned 60. Alex’s grandmother died in September 2013.
“I picked 600 because it was 10 times more than 60,” Alex said. “And we’re not going to stop there. We’re going to do thousands, then a million. I’d like to reach so many people.”
Her final act of kindness was renovating the Youth Center at her hometown YMCA. She and her family had spent weeks painting and collecting donations.
By 8 a.m. last Sunday, 8-year-old Alex McKelvey and her family had volunteered at a local mission and were blessing customers and staff at International House of Pancakes.
At the restaurant, the family asked for their card to be swiped for a couple sitting at a few tables away. They also blessed server Lindsay Bazaar with a $100 tip.
“That expression ‘to give the coat off your back,’ Linda would literally have given you the coat off her back, that’s how incredible of a person she was,” said Sarah McKelvey about her mom.
#ForLinda is the hashtag the family is using at their instagram@actsoflovingkindness.
“This is what her life was about, giving to others,” Sarah said.
In the end, Sarah thinks it’s important for everybody “to know we’re thought of and cared for,” she said.