Instead of being showered with gifts on his birthday, an Oklahoma City man is showering strangers with money.
As Doug Eaton’s 65 th birthday approached, he turned to his friends for advice.
“I asked a bunch of my friends on Facebook what should I do on my 65th and I got a whole long list of stuff and one of my friends said, 'Why don't you do 65 random acts of kindness?'”
Many people are used to being asked to donate money at intersections in the road, but Eaton was inspired to do something unusual: hand out $5 bills to people who passed the corner of intersection where he stood.
He stood at the corner of 39 th St. and May, holding a sign as many homeless people had done time and again.
Eaton handed out cash out for 65 minutes, symbolic for his 65 years of life. People were unsure what to think, and some drove by several times to make sure they read the sign correctly. Others told Eaton to continue paying it forward.
“Doug doesn't need the money, so he is just having fun,” said one of his friends.
For Eaton, the act of giving turned out to be its own gift.
“ It's just been fantastic. Some people who don't take the money say, 'Man, I love what you are doing. I won't take it but give it to somebody who needs it.'”
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