CORINTH, N.Y. – A Corinth family is trying to stay strong on a heartbreaking, one-year anniversary by encouraging people to be kind to others.
The Rosenbrocks lost their daughter, Vivienne, to a sickness on January 16, 2013. But rather than focus on sorrow, they're trying to spread smiles across the globe in her memory.
Ashley Rosebrock posted a Facebook call for people to perform a random act of kindness in her daughter's memory late Wednesday night.
The page, Vivienne's Random Act of Kindness, immediately received thousands of likes. Wal-Mart and Outback Steakhouse also participated. Rosenbrock asked people to ‘pay it forward' by doing a small act for others such as purchasing coffee or leaving a neighbor a gift.
The Rosenbrocks were surrounded by friends and family Thursday evening to remember Vivienne on the one-year anniversary of her death.
They enjoyed each other's company and had a balloon and lantern release to honor the little girl who Rosenbrock said was "amazing, full of energy" and missed every day.
Rosenbrock said the outpouring of support from people willing to pay it forward brought her so much joy on an anniversary filled with sadness.
To help with this social media movement you can search Vivienne's Random Act of Kindness or Vivienne's RAOK on Facebook.
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