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Kindergartners Learn To “Pay It Forward”

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IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) - One man’s commitment to sharing kindness turned into a lesson today that could last a lifetime for some Irving students.

Beaux Wellborn brought his mission of paying it forward to nearly 200 kindergartners from Irving ISD’s Gilbert Elementary School.

They are a perfect group to carry the message he wants to spread.

“I believe humanity is best served when we give of ourselves and make a difference,” said Wellborn.

Today’s lesson plan for the students: give and you shall achieve. The youngsters from Gilbert each received donated backpacks, as part of Wellborn’s 40 acts of kindness campaign and his passion to “pay it forward.”

Wellborn uses social media to get others to do the same. The youngsters here are today’s kindness beneficiaries.

“I don’t know why we’re on earth if not for making a difference and to give back. It’s the essence of who I am,” said Wellborn.

After receiving an act of kindness orchestrated by Wellborn, the students are now charged to pa if forward as well. They will write greeting cards to area senior citizens next week.

“It’s amazing, to teach them that it’s a cycle that there are times we give, and times we receive, and it’s to celebrate both,” said Gilbert Elemetary teacher Jamie Macdougall.

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