There's so much ugly these days but when you see stories like these, it restores your faith in humanity, one step at a time.

Erica Rush Harle shared on Facebook yesterday:

Sweetest thing happened today at Target, a woman pulled up in her van and handed me flowers with a card attached and said "have a wonderful day". I opened the card and it had 3 gift cards in it. A $50 Target, $20 for McDonald's and Starbucks. So amazing! Made my year so far!

You can't discount the impact that something as simple as a bouquet of flowers and a couple of gift cards can have on someone, much less a random stranger.

The best part about Harle receiving the gift is that she is probably more likely to do something kind for someone else too.

Seems Harle's friends on Facebook feel the same way, saying "pass along the good deed" and "I think I may do that with the bouquets of tulips that you can get right now from Crimson Ridge."

Be on the lookout because who knows, maybe this is the beginning of a kindness movement right here in Rockford. Tell me, wouldn't your day just be that much better if you were on the receiving end of a random act of kindness?

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