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Community gives back in honor of Pay it Forward Day

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Paying it forward was what it was all about in Paragould Thursday.

Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill proclaimed April 30 as Pay it Forward Day.

Local businesses took part by putting Pay it Forward bracelets and brochures in to-go bags.

At Zaxby's, patrons were continuing the chain of paying the tab for the vehicles behind them.

Dustin Rumsey, Pay it Forward Paragould, said this day is all about sharing kindness. 

“It's just kind of feeding your soul,” Rumsey said. “To do things for people you don't even know, you may never meet them again. To me, that's just a powerful thing, to help people someone you don't know and not expect anything at all in return for it.”

On Thursday, Rumsey and the Pay it Forward team paid for people's meals, had a pizza party at Greene County Tech Elementary, and served dinner at Mission Outreach.

Pay it Forward Paragould hopes this day will encourage others to join the movement and share kindness every day of the year.

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