Students surprised with bikes & scooters at school for Random Acts of Kindness Day

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CHICAGO -- At Funston Grade School Thursday, students were called to an assembly, thinking they were just going to be honored for good attendance and hear a little music and a speech.

But behind that curtain was a big surprise. 100 first, second and third graders were given new bikes and scooters.

The event aimed to help encourage students to participate in National Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Funston grade school was randomly selected from a pool of low-income Chicago Public Schools. Nearly 97 percent of its students come from low-income families.

One student said the event was better than recess.

The scooters and bikes were purchased thanks to a $1 donation from 2,500 high school girls soccer players from 80 Chicago-area high school. It was presented by Buddy's HELPERS and the PepsiCo Showdown.