"Pay It Forward" is about trying to make a difference in peoples' lives. In the movie, a young boy named Trevor has an idea about helping 3 people and then getting them to help 3 more people and it goes on and on. He first tries to help out a homeless man named Jerry but it doesn't really work out. Then he tries to help out his teacher, Mr. Simonet and his friend. At the end of the movie, Trevor gets stabbed by one of the bullies and passes away.
What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
I chose babysitting my two little cousins as my Pay It Forward act of kindness.
Why did you choose this activity?
I chose this activity because I wanted to help out my hardworking aunt and uncle by giving them a break from looking after my cousins.
Who did you help?
I helped my aunt and uncle.
What did you do?
I looked after my cousins. I watched them play, fed them, and played video games with them.
When did you do your act of kindness?
I did my act of kindness on December 18 at around 5:30-7:30 p.m.
These are my cousins, J.P. and J.B. This picture was taken when I had to look after them while they ate dinner.
How did your act of kindness go?
It went really well because they behaved very well except for some issues about wanting to play a D.S. but it was broken.
I looked after them for two hours. We played some video games, watched T.V., I looked after them while they ate dinner, and we played some other games.
How did you feel?
I felt really good about Paying It Forward. It felt really nice knowing that you were able to help out in a way.
How did the person or people react?
They were really happy that I looked after my cousins.
Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
Yes I did because I told them that I was doing this project for school called "Pay It Forward" and I told them that it would be really nice if they would be able to do something to "Pay It Forward" too.
How did they react to your request?
They told me that they would think about it but I'm not really sure if they know what they were going to do.
Why is the idea of "Pay It Forward" important?
I think that the idea of "Pay It Forward" is important because it's a chance to be able to make a difference in peoples' lives and hopefully make a difference around the world. I really like idea of helping 3 people and then getting them to help 3 more people and so on because the help will be able to spread very quickly.
Has your act of kindness made a difference?
I really hope so but if not I'll still be doing a lot of other things to "Pay It Forward" and I hope everyone else will too.