"Pay it Forward" is about a 12 year old boy named Trevor, who was given an assignment from Mr. Simonet (a social studies teacher) to make a difference in peoples' lives by helping them. You have to help 3 people and you don't expect anything back. It keeps going by helping three other people and so on. Trevor first helps a homeless man, but it didn't turn out very well until he asked the lady to have coffee with him. Later on, Trevor helps Mr. Simonet by planning a date with his mom - but it didn't work out either until at the end. Near at the end, Trevor gets stabbed while defending his friend by the bullies who were hurting him. He sadly passed away. But the movement of the "Pay It Forward" was sucessful as a large number of people who gathered around Trevor's house - placing candles and flowers in front of his yard as a remembrance.
What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
My Pay it Forward act of kindness was to help my aunt shovel her backyard.
Why did you choose this activity?
I chose this activity because I've notice that she's really busy working. She told me her job is pretty tiring and she doesn't have time to shovel the snow. I didn't want her to get exhausted. So I thought shoveling her backyard would be a nice idea.
Who did you help?
I helped my aunt.
What did you do?
I helped her by shoveling the snow.
When did you do you act of kindness?
I started this at December 19, 2010. Afternoon.
My act of kindness went pretty well after shoveling. It was successful after doing that. But it was abit tiring - I managed to get going though.
I helped shovel my aunt's backyard.
How did you feel?
I felt great. I'm pretty satisfied after doing this.
How did the person or people react?
My aunt was very thankful for me that I shoveled her backyard. So it would be less frustrating for her to do this by herself after working in her job. I gladly said "You're Welcome" and we both smiled. So after that I went back home.
Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
Yes, I asked her to "Pay It Forward". I explained why. So she said "Okay, sure."
How did they react to your request?
She was pretty surprised while I was discussing her about this favor. I think I'm the first person to help out. I'm not sure about her kids though but I'm sure that she would be very happy.
Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?
The idea of "Pay it Forward" was important because there's a chance for us to help make a difference in someone's life by helping them. Even a little thing can make a difference in peoples' lives. At least you tried to help out by showing your act of kindness.
Has your act of kindness made a difference?
I am not sure. It depends on the owner. At least I tried to "Pay it Forward".