#sharekindness spreads across Anchorage

 Channel 2's Ariane Aramburo and Laneea Naufahu after their #sharekindness moment.
Channel 2's Ariane Aramburo and Laneea Naufahu after their #sharekindness moment. (KTUU)
Published: Dec. 20, 2016 at 8:19 AM AKST
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Channel 2's Ariane Aramburo and photojournalist Rick Schleyer set out to #sharekindness around Anchorage.

The #sharekindness initiative is one that's designed to spread the doing of good throughout town: By do something kind for someone else, you might just prompt them do the same for another person.

Ariane kicked things off with a random act of kindness she calls, "You Matter."

She handed out holiday cards, each with a personal message from her, to people around town.

During her quest, Ariane first ran into Lottie Ahkivgak from Barrow, who was waiting for a bus to come. After reading the card, Ahkivgak gave Ariane a hug and said, "God blessings to you. It's just a joy; just little things - even just words - it just gives me joy."

Then there was Andre, who said he was just coming from the job employment service office after someone had broken into his motorhome, during which time many of his valuables were taken. Despite the setback, he still had a great attitude.

"People nowadays got a way from that human compassion, you know," he said. "Caring about eachother and things of that nature. So this is very nice."

Ariane also met Laneea Naufahu as Naufahu was on her way to submit an application for a job. Naufahu began to get emotional as she read the card, and said it was "just what she needed."

Channel 2 wants to hear from you to see how you #sharekindness. Drop us a tweet to @ch2KTUU, post on Instagram, or write on our Facebook pages using the hashtag.

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