Thanking a service member

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54 998
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I received my wristband in my ABSC 100 class as a challenge to get the AC4P movement started in Lawrence, Kansas at the Universtiy of Kansas. Here is my story. When I went to Okinawa over thanksgiving break to visit my boyfriend, I had a very long 15 hours of traveling. I made 2 stops, 1 in Seattle and another in Tokyo which was pretty neat to see for the first time! Being on the other side of the globe, where English was not the spoken language, my encounter was extremely hard to explain to the man I gave my bracelet to. In the airport in Tokyo, I watched as a young man shook the hand of an American Military member and walked over to hand my bracelet which has been sitting at the bottom of my backpack since I have gotten it. The young man did not speak English so I had to reenact why I was giving this to him and after a few minutes of laughing at each other and nodding heads, we went our separate ways. Reflecting on this experience, I am not confident this individual will pay it forward because of communication complications but I did feel good about pointing out his kind action of thanking a service member.
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KU AC4P Story (Voldemort's Nose)

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79 164
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I was on the look out for people that performed a random act of kindness and I observed many. The one that stuck out most to me was when I was on the bus. A girl forgot her water bottle and textbook on the bus and a guy that wasn't at his stop grabbed her stuff, got off the bus, and returned it to her. The guy gave up his time and spot on the bus in this cold weather to return this girls items. It was very kind of him and I told him I appreciated his kindness and tried to make it not too awkward. I told him about AC4P and the charity I am involved with (Random Acts- Founder: Misha Collins). He was interested so I handed over my wrist band and told him to pay it forward.

Received an "Of The Month" From One of My Students

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1043 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
52 960
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I am a graduate student who works in Student Housing at the University of Kansas. I helped one of my student staff members through a rough time in her personal life recently, and she wrote an "Of The Month" award about how I helped her.

Caring and feeling cared for

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800 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
54 047
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I teach English composition at the University of Kansas. A few days ago, I received a wristband from one of my students. She told me that she wanted to give me the wristband because she thought I had been extra kind to invite students who live far from home to my home for Thanksgiving. I simply didn't want students to have to be alone if they didn't want to. Of course I care about my students. But receiving this wristband made ME feel cared for, and that's AWESOME!