Dec 21, 2012 10:52 PM by MTN News - Helena
Garrett Thompson of Helena was the recipient of a random act of kindness this week, and now he's paying it forward.
He said that a woman approached him candidly at Jimmy John's on Monday and handed him an envelope, turned around, and then left.
When he opened the envelope, he found a note attached to five dollars.
The note read that this person was doing 26 random acts of kindness to honor the memory of the 26 people killed in last week's Connecticut shootings, and he was number 26.
Thompson said, "You know, it's pretty cool to have such a tragedy like that kind of spark interest in people to do good things and kind of renew people's human spirit. It was pretty touching."
Garrett has already passed on the kindness by picking up the tab for some complete strangers at Starbucks.
He hopes that these acts of kindness become contagious.