Mr. Speaker, last Wednesday marked the first Random Acts of Kindness Day in St. Thomas. I was absolutely blown away by the kindness shown.
It was inspired by the life of the late Laurie Houston and initiated by her daughter Carrie, and by Williams Funeral Home director Al Hughson and myFM radio.
Local businesses showed their goodwill by sponsoring a complementary breakfast and chili lunch.
At June Rose Calwood Public School, Ms. Maunu's class performed over 230 acts of kindness.
St. Thomas went well out of its way to be kind throughout the day.
At Tim Hortons a record was set when 25 cars paid for the order of the car behind them.
Even more incredible was the generosity shown by Coad Heating and Air. This local business announced that it would donate and install a furnace for a family in need.
It is these types of things that remind us what it means to be Canadian. I would like to thank everyone who performed a random act of kindness and encourage every Canadian every day to pay it forward.