Random Act of Kindness in Downtown Reno

Reported by: Samantha Boatman
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Updated: 7/22/2013 6:02 pm
RENO, NEV. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)--One local man spent Monday morning handing out water bottles and fruit to those in need. He calls it a "Random Act of Kindness."

Chris Graham says a video on Facebook inspired to go to a local store and buy simple things like bottled water and fruit and hand it out to those in need.

"Hopefully we can walk around, and help those who are needy and give back to them and hopefully put a smile on their face," says Graham.

He says this isn't the first time he's helped someone in need, a couple months ago he bought a coffee for a man who was sitting outside in the snow. The man's reaction inspired him to continue the gift of giving.

"He had a hard time getting out God Bless your sir because he was holding back the tears so it's kinda good for me, it puts a smile on my face it makes me good have a day, and it makes them have a good day," says Graham.

Chris started handing out the items on Fourth St. Most people were very surprised to get the items, some even told Chris they hadn't eaten in days.

Chris says he spent less than ten dollars on everything, and in less than fifteen minutes he helped about 20 people.

He says he hopes his actions, a random good deed on a Monday morning, will inspire others to do the same.

"I hope to inspire people. It's a little drop of water, but it creates a big ripple effect, so that's what I'm hoping will happen here. I hope people continue to do the same. Like Ii said, you don't even have to spend money, you can just hold a door open to them and say hello, you can make someone's day a little bit better, that's what I'm trying to do here," says Graham.

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