#26Acts of Kindness: Are You Participating?

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What have you done for your fellow man today?

That's what Ann Curry and many others who are following the lead of the former Today Show anchor want to know.

In response to the tragic Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary last week, Curry penned an article for NBC News that talked of her struggles reporting from Darfur in 2007.

Ann Curry in NYC

To cope, she tried to make a small, positive gesture in the region whenever she could. This past weekend, with a similar goal in mind, Curry Tweeted:

“Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for every one of those children killed in Newtown.”

And the idea caught on, with followers suggesting they up the number to 26 in honor of the adults also killed by Adam Lanza.

Now, the hashtag #26Acts is all over Twitter, as folks relay simple acts of kindness from their daily lives, such as purchasing coffee for the patron standing behind them in line or sending appreciative emails to their children's teachers.

The gestures need not be big, but they help bring individuals together in a time of sadness and confusion.

So, we ask again:

What have you done for your fellow man today?

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I find this slightly offensive. Adam's mother was also murdered and a victim, so it should be 27, not 26. To ignore her murder like this is very insensitive.

@ 26?

I agree. My thoughts exactly as well, actually.