The Town of Caledon has proclaimed Feb. 11-17 as Pay It Forward Week. The local decree coincides with International Random Acts of Kindness Week, which encourages people around the world to do good deeds for others without asking for anything in return except to pay it forward.

“If each and every one of us undertook one act of kindness for another we would have the potential to inspire 70,000 residents of Caledon,” said Mayor Allan Thompson, in a news release. “I already know just how caring our community is so let’s use this as an opportunity to shine a light on those unsung heroes who quietly do kind and caring things for others day in and day out and share them using #CaledonCares.

“It’s not about the big stuff, it’s small thoughtful things, like: holding a door open, sharing a warm understanding smile, checking in on an elderly neighbour, buying a warm cup of coffee for a friend or neighbour, all of these things contribute to a caring community, one we can all be proud of.

“Join me in the Pay It Forward movement and, together, let’s create a week of powerful and positive change.”

Photo courtesy of the Town of Caledon