Horry County Veteran Shares How This Random Act of Kindness Made His Week!

A local veteran shares how a random act of kindness made a lasting impression.

Help us spread kindness across the Carolinas.   We’ve partnered with the Maguire Law Firm to bring you Carolina Kindness each Wednesday.   Share your stories, big or small with us.  Email your random act of kindness to carolinakindness@wfxb.com. 

This week’s Carolina Kindness stories include a local Facebook post that caught our attention.  A local veteran, Gene Geldziler, gets unexpected recognition from a child at a restaurant.  A young boy gave Geldziler a military challenge coin, thanked him and shook his hand.   It made such an impression on him he shared the experience on Facebook.

A local news anchor in Spokane, Washington named Tim Pham accumulated way too many neckties for work . . . about 250.  So he recently started giving them away on social media to young people entering the workforce.  “USA Today” just did a story on him, because it’s inspired other people to do it too.

A student in Northern Ireland came up with a cool idea called memory boxes.  He visited 10 people in hospice, and recorded them telling stories before they passed away.  Each wooden box has the person’s name on it . . . the inside looks like an old radio, with a dial to change stations . . . and each station is a different story they told.

A guy in Texas named Mario Ortiz recently went to his grandson’s high school graduation.  Now a video of him is going viral, because he cheered for every single kid who graduated.  He was also the first to give them a standing ovation at the end.