Random Acts of Kindness squad surprises MCC-Maple Woods students

The Random Act of Kindness squad from Primrose Retirement Community

It’s a lovely thing to be on the receiving end of kindness, and students at Metropolitan Community College had a nice surprise in store when a team of kindness-bearers beamed their goodness on the MCC-Maple Woods campus Feb. 17.

The kindness recipients soon realized the folks from the Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City, North, were a mission on a beautifully warm February afternoon. The delegation made the campus their last stop during Random Acts of Kindness Week.

A Primrose resident meets an MCC student
MCC student Marissa Redmond with goody bag

“I have to say I was very impressed with this group,” says Linda Langston, an assistant in the Campus Life and Leadership office. “They were very respectful and very engaging with the students.”

Langston says the Primrose members told the students they just wanted to show how much they appreciated them and what they are doing.

In the gift bags given to students: a $10 Amazon gift card, lip balm and hand sanitizer.

MCC student Marissa Redmond was thrilled. “Talking with one of the residents from Primrose made my day,” Redmond said.

“It was so sweet and made me really happy.  It’s nice to be recognized by our community, knowing how hard we work to further our education.”

Another student declared the unexpected visit “a breath of fresh air” at the end of the school week.

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KSHB “41 Action News” photographer Matthew Reeb captured the good works in action and tweeted about the charming encounters.

#KindKC is a community-wide campaign, supported by KSHB and numerous city groups and organizations, that promotes a message of anti-violence, anti-bullying and goodwill.

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Jeff Walters, executive director for Primrose, told MCC that the group stopped the day before at an elementary school to hand out books and read to students. They made similar stops all week.

MCC appreciates being on the receiving end of such kind generosity.

Read more about Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 12-18).