Lunch

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374 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
85 791
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A friend was out of town visiting and he was leaving that night. A group of us decided to have lunch with him so we could spend more time and say goodbye. At lunch my friends couldn't afford to buy themselves a meal so I covered myself and all my friends meals. Though it was a short brief lunch it was the highlight of my day. Unfortunately my day went a little sour and I was surprised and honored to have been given this bracelet. I didn't think it was a big deal that I bought lunch but to them it was. It really made me feel better and appreciated. I can't wait to pass this bracelet on to someone else!

Connor and Reel Big Fish

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1244 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 656
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While I was at work, Connor was trying to make a reservation with one of my staff members. After giving Connor a very friendly greeting and telling him about my personal goal meeting one new person everyday, he asked me if I was going to a concert event on campus later that night. I said that I was interested, since I had already heard about the event, and Connor gifted me with a free ticket to the concert. I gave Connorwristband number 75656 for Actively Caring and giving me the opportunity to attend the concert!
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Virginia Tech ac4p meet up

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1409 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 454
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Today some classmates and I went up to Virginia Tech. We met Justin, he taught me so much! He was such an inspiration! I got this bracelet, and I AM going to pay it forward, and keep this movement going, throughout my school. Every time I see one of these wristbands on someones wrists it reminds me of the amazing time I had at Virginia Tech, and this amazing movement! Thank you so much for bringing this into so many more lives!!!

Andrew Lewis Middle School AC4P Presentation at VT

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1235 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
74 822
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My new friend David decided to hand me a piece of trash after I gifted his whole club with AC4P wristbands. Instead of just throwing the trash on the floor, David offered it to me so that I could make sure it found the trash can.
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Just doing my job

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716 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
27 654
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A Virginia Tech student gave me this bracelet. He was part of an alternative spring break group volunteering at Catholic Charities English School in Louisville, Kentucky. I was just doing my job: teaching English to refugees who are not literate. It's a tough job, which I love. It is the wonderful volunteers who came to help me out who should've all gotten bracelets! I look forward to passing it on.

In Remembrance of Samanata Shrestha

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1743 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 298
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In Remembrance of Samanata Shrestha <!--break--> I received my wristband at a candlelight vigil held at Virginia Tech in honor of Sam Shrestha, who was killed by a schoolmate on Friday, February 7th, 2014. No motive has yet been determined. <!--break--> Sam was a gorgeous, kind, compassionate, brilliant, and inspiring young woman, and also one of my best friends. We met in middle school and I was certain we would spend the rest of our lives laughing, telling stories, Skyping, visiting, vacationing, raising each other's kids, and loving life alongside some of the most incredibly amazing friends I have ever known. Now, we have to continue our lives without Sammy by our sides, but always in our hearts. <!--break--> No words can express the terrible grief that Sam's passing has brought on her friends, family, and the communities she touched. She was a gentle, warmhearted, sympathetic person, an innocent victim of a senseless act of violence. She wanted to be a doctor and had recently been accepted to medical school at Penn State. She was an active humanitarian and a principal member of Virginia Tech's service fraternity Epsilon Sigma Alpha. She volunteered many hours of her time at the Free Clinic of the New River Valley in Christiansburg, Virginia. In the future, she would have helped countless people suffering from illnesses, and she would have used her experience in medicine to contribute to research that she hoped would cure a disease. There was so much we looked forward to hearing about, so many accomplishments we wished to bear witness to and to cheer her on for. It hurts beyond belief that such a promising life and such a wonderful friendship could be cut so cruelly short. <!--break--> I will remember Sam as the girl who taught me that love was the greatest gift that anyone could give. She lived her life meaningfully and purposefully, with confidence and poise. With a smile and a full heart, she would have lent a hand to anyone in need, and she would have been a friend to those most looked down upon. She would fully support the efforts of ac4p to bring acts of compassion to the lives of every individual. <!--break--> I passed my wristband on to a friend who helped another through a dark time. This kind of compassion and dedication is the legacy I want my friend Sam to be remembered for. <!--break--> Sam posted these words on her bedroom wall: "Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less." I will try to live every day by these lessons that she left us. I appreciate ac4p and I hope, if someone sees this, they will try to understand and uphold Sam's legacy by being actively caring. <!--break--> I love you, Sammy. Now and forever. <!--break--> Link to fundraiser for the NRV Free Clinic in honor of Sam: http://www.crowdrise.com/fundraise_and_volunteer/the-team/samshrestha
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In Honor of Samanata Shreatha

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738 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 213
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This wristband begins as an honor to my friend, Samanata Shrestha, who was taken from this world in early February. I miss you and rest in peace.

Friendship

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376 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
51 644
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I was getting ready for a club function when a friend who was supposed to ride with me contacted me to let me know she could no longer attend. She was upset from a discussion gone awry with her mother so I decided to go speak with her and make sure she was alright. I ended up staying so long that I missed the function in its entirety which was fine with me because it is more important in my eyes to spend time with someone when they need it. Her boyfriend saw my act and decided to pass on to me the ac4p bracelet that he was wearing. I would do this again in a heartbeat, but it is always nice to receive positive reinforcement for a deed well done.
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Start of Something New

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1139 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
43 784
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Today I received my first AC4P wristband from Dr. Geller. As a young psychology major, Dr. Geller has completely changed my "paradigm" as he often said in class to be more caring for others and to spread care around to other people! Hopefully this is not the first wristband I begin, and hopefully it will bless many people!
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Adventures in Friendship and Knitting

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941 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
17 322
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After my first time attending the Knit and Crochet Club at VT, I was overcome by the support of the members. Kendall Seeley was kind enough to take time out of her crocheting to teach me how to knit even though I knew absolutely nothing. Her patience in teaching me and her selflessness by letting me borrow her needles I am extremely grateful for. THANK YOU, KENDALL!
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Let Me Pray For You

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397 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
43 763
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I received a wrist band for asking someone if I could pray for them.
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Safe Campuses - A Shared Passion

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938 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
7 408
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Joe Samaha, President of the Virginia Tech Victims (VTV) Family Outreach Foundation, met with Jeff Allison, Special Adviser for Campus Public Safety, FBI Office of Law Enforcement Coordination to get to know one another and talk about the new federally-funded National Center for Campus Public Safety that Jeff and others had been working toward since December 2004. Jeff was uplifted by hearing about the life of Reema Samaha - her accomplishments and contributions to society before April 2007, and her continuing legacy, which reminds all of us that "we are our brother's keeper." Joe also shared his vision for the VTV Family Outreach Foundation and the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative, and how these efforts might dovetail with the National Center. Thank you Joe for honoring me with the Actively Caring for People wristband. Your courage and grace are an inspiration for all of us. I display the wristband with pride and humility, and will soon pass it on to another actively caring person. Take good care! Jeff
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rainy day on the drillfield

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379 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
24 804
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I was walking across the drillfield on a rainy day to get to class when I was informed that my backpack open. This was a suprise to me because at least 6 people walked passed me and had not said a thing. this random classmate went out of her way to help me when others just stood by and ignored it.
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for Carmen

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703 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
29 138
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Carmen was an incredible young women whose life was cut short by a tragic accident on a family vacation. Although I did not know Carmen, I do know her best friend. That is how I learn about her amazing spirit and thirst for life, which definitely rubbed off on her best friend. Who has since shared it with me. Although only knowing her for two months this young women told me about Carmen and her zest. Today, on Carmen's birthday I helped my new friend by making her a "10/23/13 thrival kit" for this difficult day. It included some very simple things to make today as easy as possible. Just forty-five minutes ago I texted her to see how she was doing when I realized she was walking towards me. She told me to close my eyes and stick out my hand. When I opened them I was surprised by the green band I found there. As she explained what it meant and what I was to do, I was totally overwhelmed. Even on the hardest day of her year, this girl was recognizing me for doing something that to me was just normal. I am so thankful to have made such a great friend at Tech. Carmen's spirit lives on, I am sure in this incredible young women.
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The simple loan of a pen

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1512 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
57 170
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During a meeting today in Squires student center, my friend Lester loaned his pen to a colleague in a meeting to write something down - since he hadn't brought anything to write with. Not only did he loan his pen but he ripped off a piece of his paper to share with a complete stranger in the meeting with us. He had also done this a few moments earlier when he wrote down the e-mail address of a colleague on campus who another person in the meeting wanted to get in touch with - without even asking. Lester Actively Cared for two separate people within 30 minutes of each other and I wanted to make sure he was noticed for this.
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