Spreading kindness beyond the keyboard, local Facebook posts touching people's lives across state lines

Published: Dec. 13, 2019 at 9:41 PM CST
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We have a very interesting story for you tonight. It’s about three women in three different cities all connected by kindness. It all started from a Facebook post that has been making its way across state lines.

Meet Lerissa Mills-Luethmers.

"I just got this sweater I’m wearing, pretty much all the clothes I’m wearing, I was given to," says Moorhead Resident, Lerissa Mills-Luethmers.

She has been on Social Security for her whole life and buying brand new things like clothes doesn't happen very often for her.

"This jacket is a third generation hand-me-down from my family," says Mills-Luethmers.

But it's Facebook groups like this one that have given her a chance to connect with some very giving people. In fact she stumbled upon one of these posts saying they were selling something you might not see every day, kindness. It’s asking people to comment what they need right now and can't afford.

"We just got a pair of brand new gloves actually from someone on Facebook specifically who brought them to us and I actually thought they were just an old pair they had laying around but it turns out they were brand new with tags still on. I almost started crying," says Mills-Luethmers.

And Lerissa isn't the only person who has been touched by these kindness posts. There's also Kelly Mueller. Giving has been an important part of her life. She learned it from her mom and it was in some Facebook comments where she saw a woman was in need of car tabs. So she stepped in to help.

"I’m meeting her at the Moorhead DMV right when they open at 8 that morning, we'll take care of her tabs," says West Fargo Resident, Kelly Mueller.

And she's even bringing a surprise for this woman's little boy.

Now, all this giving would not be possible without people like Kelly Branam. She is just one of a handful of people who have made one of these posts and when she did just that, she had no idea it would explode like it has.

"It feels really good. I love helping another person because that makes me feel good as well and I feel like we don't do that enough," says Branam.

As for Lerissa, she's a big believer in karma. That's why she says she always tries to give back. But if you got some extra winter boots lying around, she's looking for a pair.

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