Tiffany Myers

Tiffany Myers believes in making the world more kind, one small act at a time.

Tiffany Myers believes in making the world more kind, one small act at a time.

That is most visible each Nov. 13 when she and her kids celebrate World Kindness Day by standing along Barksdale Road waving and holding signs to brighten the day of drivers heading home from work.

The tradition started three years ago on a whim, when Myers was looking for a way for her young kids to get involved in the community. The effort has since grown to include friends and neighbors.

“It’s fun, and the neighbors, they love it. They get so excited,” Myers said.

But for Myers, kindness doesn’t just come once a year. She delights in doing random acts of kindness – everything from dressing up as the Easter Bunny to visit neighbors’ houses to organizing Halloween events in her community.

“She’s always the first to volunteer,” said her daughter, Kamryn Steeley. “Her literal goal in life is to spread kindness.”

Over the past few years, Myers has donated thousands of ounces of breast milk to families that need it.

“I just like doing stuff for people,” she said. “I’ve always just wanted to do something big for someone that no one else could do. I know breast milk is not that big of a thing, but for the families that need it, it is.”

Her biggest effort yet is set for noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 4, when she has organized a toy drive for Nemours Children’s Hospital. Planned for Handloff Park, the event will include a visit from Santa, crafts for kids and free photo sessions with Santa.

Myers said she believes in paying things forward.

“I do it because I’ve been in bad places myself,” she said. “I don’t want people to feel that way.”

–Josh Shannon

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