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Today Is Random Acts Of Kindness Day

(Potosi) Today is the first ever statewide Random Acts of Kindness Day. Lela Thompson is the founder of Shayley’s Angels, which has been honored by the Missouri Attorney Generals Office for giving back to the community. She says while August 31st is a day to celebrate, it’s also a day of sadness for many.

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Shayley’s Angels has received the Honors Award from the attorney general. Random Acts of Kindness Day has been celebrated as a holiday in Washington County for several years now. Thompson says it’s also spread to other states.

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State Representative Mike McGirl of Potosi sponsored the bill to make Random Acts of Kindness Day a statewide holiday in the Missouri legislature. Shayley Akers was a homecoming queen and cheerleader at Potosi High School. She was 19 when she lost her life to suicide.

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