Caught on camera: Woman’s random act of kindness goes viral

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A random act of kindness in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was caught on camera.

Now, people across the country are talking about the woman who decided to pay it forward.

Katie Kanefke needed diapers for her son Marcus. She asked if the store would price match four boxes but it could only match one. That’s when Carol Flynn stepped in and another shopper shot what happened next with his cell phone.

Flynn recalls what she said: “It looks to me like you had four boxes of pampers and you’re only buying one. So I said ‘Do you have children?’ ‘Yes, I have a little boy who is 4 months and he uses a lot of diapers,’ and I said ‘I think you need the other three boxes then.'”

Flynn decided to pay it forward and bought the extra diapers for Kanefke’s son.

“What I did Sunday evening at Walmart, was just something I did. I never expected to have it videotaped,” Flynn said. “It went viral, which I’m told meant you could go on Facebook and find the article, which I did. It was very surprising to me.”

“If you ever needed a sign that God’s there for you in the hardships and the struggles, this is it. It’s pretty awesome,” Kanefke said.

“I said ‘Someday, you’ll do this.’ And I said, paying it forward is kind of a neat thing to do, and I’m sure sometime you’ll pay it forward to somebody else,” Flynn said.



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  • Angie Palazzolo

    This is great! I did 40 acts of kindness 40 days before my 40th birthday! I just ended it a couple weeks ago! It was a great feeling for me and was contagious as well in our town!!!