Sometimes we exercise an act of unrewarded kindness or contribute to someone's welfare as an act of "paying it forward". This video shows you just what paying it forward means:
Something happened in front of my house yesterday that again reminded me of the power of "paying it forward". I had an old office chair that I had replaced with a new one, so I put it in front of my house with a sign that read: "FREE". I knew that chair might still be useful to someone else and it seemed a shame to just throw it away. Within 30 minutes a couple walking by asked if I would keep the chair for them and they would come back with a truck to pick it up later. Their son needed a new swivel portion to his office chair and the chair had just the same part they needed. I took off the "FREE" sign and put the chair close to my entry driveway. I said to come back soon because someone else might just take the chair. I related to them that a couple of years ago, I put an old park bench across the street because I noticed that the schoolkids waiting for the bus had no where to sit except on a small piece of railroad tie sitting on the ground. I put a sign on the bench telling people who might be tempted to take the bench that it was not abandoned but a seat for school children waiting for the bus. It stayed there for two years. Then, one day, it disappeared. The couple remembered that bench and wondered why it went missing.
A few hours later, the old office chair had been removed. And across the street, this is what I saw: