Who doesn’t love a great inspirational story? Recently, FOX Chicago reported on one of those great, feel good stories.
Richard and Samantha Specht's young son drowned in their backyard pond as the family prepped for Hurricane Sandy. They began the foundation Reespecht Life, named after their son, to “work together and do the small things that make a big difference.” The website also provides those interested in making the world a better place “pay if forward cards”. The goal is to “hand out the cards every time we perform an act of kindness.”
Recently, a former student of Richard went above and beyond showing the true meaning of “pay it forward”. The former student, who wished to remain anonymous, left a $3,000 tip and on the back of the receipt along with a touching note to go with the kind act.
“Thank you for your kindness and humility. My teacher in middle school had such a difficult experience a few years ago which has sparked me to do this. My only requirements are:
1) Go to ReesSpechtLife.com and learn!
2) Don’t let “Pay if forward” end with you.
3) Since it’s about the idea and not about you, or me, if you decide to share this, don’t use either of our names!”
Click here to learn more about ReesSpecht Life.