These are good deeds done without provocation or encouragement from others in order to randomly help someone. I believe I have witnessed this action and feel it is worth sharing with others. I know it has inspired me to do more for others and has filled me with hope that children sometimes take the lead and take action when they see a need. They do this much better than some adults because they don’t worry about what others think or what they can gain by it, but only that someone has a need and they can help. This act that I am referring to was for someone in this community, but was performed by complete strangers in another. A group of fifth grade students from Hanna Springs Elementary in Lampasas, TX decided to take action and help a fellow student in San Saba who is battling cancer. They only know of this student’s struggle with cancer from their teacher. They know of the family’s courage and strength and the constant struggles that come with the expenses associated with doctors’ appointments, travel costs, and lodging. These admirable students approached their teachers and asked if they could take up a donation for this heroic young person. Then a chain reaction took place. From one class to another, as they rotated through the day and week, they brought a contribution to the cause——their ice cream money, some brought a weekly allowance, some brought a part of their savings, some contributed pocket change. Each time they gave, they added a link to a beautiful paper chain with messages of encouragement. They were asked each time if they were sure they wanted to give to this special cause, and the answer was always a resounding “YES”. Wow, what generosity!! That generosity totaled over $600!! Hanna Springs students are no strangers to helping others. They were involved in donating items of clothing for children involved in the Bastrop fire and donating dog and cat food for the abandoned animals of that terrible fire. They have taken a field trip to donate canned goods and clothing to the Lampasas Mission. These are truly remarkable young people! I only hope that by sharing their giving nature and ability to take action that it will inspire all of us to look around, see a need, and TAKE ACTION!