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CALEDONIA, Mich. (WOOD) - Stephanie Pearson gathered gift cards taped to candy canes Wednesday and set out to give them away to complete strangers.
"My family and I are going out and all the days leading up to Christmas," she said. "We're trying to perform a random act of kindness."
In 2011, Pearson had an idea and started a Facebook page encouraging others to "RACK the World" -- or do random acts of Christmas kindness.
Wednesday, she and her family taped gift cards and candy canes to gas pumps at a local station and left before anyone saw them.
But 24 Hour News 8 watched as people discovered they had been RACKed.
"That's awesome! Geesh, Merry Christmas to me!" said one driver.
"This comes in handy at a time like this because I bought a house yesterday and now I see this today," said driver Scott Richardson. "Somebody's looking out for me, I guess, and I appreciate whoever did this."
Pearson said she's trying to spread the spirit of generosity.
"Try to teach the kids that it's not all about them and just get them out in the community, and try to instill the gift of giving in their hearts because it's easy to just take, take, take during the season. Hopefully it's something that will last," she said...
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Walking between parked vehicles outside a Grand Rapids store, the Pearson family randomly picks several vehicles out of the mix.
It may sound suspicious, but Saturday, the family left scratch-off lottery tickets, candy canes, and notes, all for strangers to find.
"We have a list of about 35 ideas, and we pick something to do that day, and we go 'RACK' somebody," said Stephanie Pearson.
"RACK" stands for "Random Acts of Christmas Kindness." Stephanie Pearson picked up the idea on the Internet. She decided to create a West Michigan version of the campaign for kindness, performing a daily deed with her family. "You never know what...