The fatal shooting of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary not only devastated the country it left many feeling helpless.
But a new trend, called 26 Acts of Kindness, has emerged thanks in part to NBC News correspondent Ann Curry.
According to the Associated Press, Curry sparked the campaign by asking herself after Friday's massacre in Connecticut: "What can I do?"
The answer, according to the AP, was performing 26 acts of kindness, one for each person killed in the attack. As recent as Thursday morning, Curry posted the suggestion to start the movement on her Twitter account.
Her efforts have launched a Facebook page that, as of Thursday afternoon had well over 37,000 likes and was growing by several dozens by the minute.
Several people have since replied to Curry with descriptions of the different kind acts they and loved ones have participated in.
While the movement can never fully heal the wound created by the loss of the children and staffers at the Connecticut elementary school, arguably, it is helping people regain a sense of peace and empowerment.
We pose the question to our Patch readers: What acts of kindness have you committed? What others do you suggest?”