Rebecca Schofield is a 17 year old girl from Riverview, New Brunswick, with terminal cancer. As part of her bucket list, she started a mass act of kindness campaign.
People are being asked to perform an act of kindness and tweet about it with the hashtag ‘Becca Told Me To‘, or post it to her Facebook page ‘Becca’s Battle with Butterscotch’. The idea is to spread as much love across Canada as possible.
The campaign has touched some students at Prince George Secondary School. The Project Base Learning class, Social Justice class and Montessori program are brainstorming different ways to spread awareness and kindness for the campaign, and are hoping others will get involved.
“We watched a video of a police officer. He gave a Tim Horton’s $200 and told them to use it until it’s all gone to pay for peoples orders and stuff like that,” says Grade 12 student, Myranda Dickson. “So anything big or small. If you don’t want to spend money, spread compliments.”
“You don’t know what any person is going through on any particular day, they could be having the worst day of their life,” says Grade 12 student, Elizabeth Van Roode. “Just by going and saying something nice to them, or just being a good person could really turn their day around.”
“What I have read so far is she gets really excited to read or hear what we are doing for her and it is just totally awesome to see her reaction,” says Grade 12 student, Taylor Kofoed.”It’s just something nice we can do for her while she is still here.”