If this story doesn't warm your heart, I have no idea what will.
This is definitely the season of giving and Houstonians aren't holding back. Many are now saying they are going to do twenty-six random acts of kindness, one for every victim in the Connecticut school shooting.
"I'll consider this my first act of kindness for those twenty-six beautiful people that died," says Linda Mills who co-owns Pineforest Jewelry Store in Southeast Houston with her husband.
"Diamond" Jim and Linda Mills kindness caught Emily Hughes off guard.
"I'm so grateful I want to cry. It feels like a dream today," smiles the 18-year-old.
The teenager has had a rough few years.
"I had one brain tumor when I was three-years-old. When I was 16 I had my second brain tumor," says Emily and her mother Gwendolyn, who worked for years as a nurse, has had five strokes.
"The year 2000, when I was forty years old, I had my first stroke and every two years after that I was having strokes. They never found out why," says Emily's mother Gwendolyn Derousselle.
Health issues or not she was determined to continue a family tradition and get her daughter's Derousselle.
"I actually sold you your class ring?" Linda Mills asks Gwendolyn. "When your grand baby comes in I know I need to retire," Linda laughs.
Gwendolyn put a deposit on the beautiful gold & diamond class ring in March and couldn't afford to make any more payments.
"I figured if I could just find me a job, someday I would be able to go back and get it," says Derousselle.
"I went to my husband and said we have got to do something. This lady can not pay for this ring. She doesn't know when she'll be able to go to work and my husband said ok then we'll give it to her," smiles Linda.
The Mills have owned Pineforest Jewelry there on Uvalde in Southeast Houston for more than thirty years. Every year the couple gives a generous gift during the holidays.
"One of the things that keeps us together is that sense of goodwill, wanting to help not only each other but other people. It's the way we live. It's who we are," says Jim Mills.
There seems to be an abundance of generosity all over the city.
"My partner found this program and we don't have kids. We just wanted to give to some of the kids in the community," says Joanna Lewis who became one of Santa's helpers and delivered two huge boxes to the U.S. Postal Service for the Letters For Santa Program.
"So far we've helped over 200 families, everything from basic toiletries to one family receiving a flat screen TV," says Dionne Montague with U.S.P.S.
Montague says here in Houston the postal service has received more than 3,000 letters written to Santa. Santa responds to every letter mailed. The letters fortunate enough to be chosen by kind-hearted Houstonians are also answered with Christmas gifts.
"We bought clothes and of course toys for boys and girls. We chose to buy gifts for a family of five who mailed in a letter," explains Lewis.
You too can go to the post office, choose a letter and buy gifts for that family.
One single mom was also given four wheels, a shiny new car. It's a gift given by Bates Collision Centers of Baytown so she can take care of her children and get to work. You can start your twenty-six random acts of kindness the next time you see someone without a smile. Simply give them yours.
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