Katie Jones set up a big white board in her kitchen, numbering 1 to 34, she listed ways to make people happy in celebration of her 34th birthday.
She placed a bag of quarters in a Laundromat. She left five dollars on the floor in the dollar store. She gave a Subway sandwich gift card to a homeless man.
Accompanying each kindness was a note saying it was her birthday and asking people to “pay it forward”, in the hopes of creating a better community.
“She’s shelled out about $300 on her kindness campaign since her birthday on May 16,” according to Yahoo News, which reported that Jones was is a medical support assistant at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.