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Paying For Strangers Gas In Virginia

AuthorRichard Zaher

In a world often bustling and disorderly, a simple act of kindness wields remarkable power. This truth shines brightly through the recent “Best You Best Me” project. 

On a bright summer day, Julie and I, accompanied by her coworkers Tina, Courtney, and Lindsey, made a spontaneous choice. We wanted to surprise folks as they filled up their tanks at the Sunoco gas station by giving them $25 gift cards. 

Together, we handed out a total of $525 worth of gift cards. The reactions we received were heartwarming, ranging from looks of surprise and gratitude to even a few teary eyes. 

With each card we gave away, we felt a surge of positive emotions, as if our acts of kindness were striking the right chords in people’s hearts. After witnessing countless smiles, we decided to take a break for dinner. With just two cards left, it was an easy decision to gift them to the kind waitress who had been so attentive to us. 

The commitment of the BYBM project is all about spreading kindness wherever we go. This can be as simple as sharing a smile or giving out a $25 gift card, or it can be as grand as awarding a $10,000 scholarship. This time, our $525 gift cards, coupled with genuine warmth and kindness, brightened the day of more than 25 people. And it’s sure to set off a heartwarming ripple effect of kindness and positivity.


Richard Zaher

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Honesty, hard work, and treating people well – these are cornerstones of my life and Best You Best Me foundation. I try to keep my eyes and heart open because opportunities for kindness are everywhere.

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