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Students at Osolo Elementary School learn about random acts of kindness

Students at Osolo Elementary School learn about random acts of kindness. // WSBT 22 photo

Random acts of kindness -- that's something local elementary students have been learning about.

They've found that a simple act of kindness can go a long way.

Sixth graders at Osolo Elementary School were making the rounds Thursday.

They've been learning about the value of a random act of kindness, whether it involves classmates, friends or people they know.

"We want kids to think not just about themselves, but first think about others and put themselves in other people's places,” said Cindy Whittaker, resource teacher.

In this case, they're thinking about their teachers and all they do.

They delivered coffee, tea, cocoa and snacks room-to-room using their celebration station. Students took their orders last week.

"We hung room service tags," said said Whittaker, "and they filled out their orders. The kids collected the tags, organized them and today is delivery day."

It was also a teaching moment. They learned to follow directions, be good workers and to work together.

By doing this, they learned all about the importance of kindness, what it means to others, what it means to be on the receiving end as well as the giving end, and how it helps things overall, especially during the Christmas season.

"It gets them in a good mood,” said Kileigh Berry, sixth grader. “It makes other people happy and it has them treating people the way they want to be treated, instead of being mean to other people. They have smiles on their faces."

"How do people's moods change when people are being kind? They become happy,” said Fredrick Key, sixth grader What happens when you are kind to other people? What ends up happening all around you? They end up being kind back to you."

It's proof that kindness can be contagious.

Teachers says the program was part of an effort by the staff to make Osolo School a community of kindness.

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