Card Stories


farmerThere have been over 400,000 ReesSpecht Life cards distributed.  If you are here because you received a card and a random act of kindness, please feel free to share your experience with us.  We would love to hear the accounts of different acts of kindness being committed in Rees’ name 🙂

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  1. Brought your message to Cortland, NY this weekend. Gave a single mom with 2 kids something she wanted but could never allow herself the luxury to buy.
    She was overwhelmed and promised to pay it forward – two college students witnessed her joy and asked me about the card I gave her. I explained your mission, they were so touched they took some cards from me to spread the message.
    Today was the best day I have had in a long time. Thank you for encouraging us all to be the best we can be to each other.

  2. Hi Rich and Samantha,

    I just thought you would like to know that yesterday I used your business card to pay for the customer behind me at the drive-thru at Starbucks on 347. When I gave the card to the lady she informed me that they are receiving DOZENS of these cards a day and constantly having people pay for the car behind them. She asked me a little bit more about the cause and I explained it to her. She then asked me for a card so that she can join in. I thought you would be super happy to know that your voices are being heard and you are really making a positive impact on people!

    Keep it up!!


  3. This evening, I came home from teaching all day to get ready to teach 3rd grade religion and then head straight to Little League Practice. Needless to say, a hectic day! A gentleman came and delivered dinner (enough for a few nights, really!) sent to us by two angels on earth. My husband lost his job a few months ago and “special treats” like this are few and far between. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am handing out cards next week to my third grade religion class with a mission for the summer: Reesspecht Life!!

  4. when traveling through Delaware last week, when paying my toll, I paid for the car behind me and left a card to be passed on to fellow traveler. hope they paid it forward!

  5. This morning on line at The Dunkin Donuts drive thru a man in a silver truck in front of me paid for my daughters hot chocolate. I did not get to thank him, the drive thru cashier told me and handed me a card for this site. I would like to know how to mail a donations to you. Can someone please foward me so info.

  6. A man at Stop and Shop today didn’t have enough change, so I paid the rest….and gave him a ReesSpecht Life card…then I told the cashier what it was all about (along with the man), and she said that she will be checking out the website, and so will her daughter. ReesSpecht Life is growing! 😀

  7. This young man walked into my religion class with an envelope and said: This is my allowance and I’m donating it so I can be one of Rees’ Pieces.

  8. One of my friends posted on facebook today that he was at the drive through at dunkin donuts and someone paid for his coffee when he got the window the guy in front of him had paid for his coffee and asked if the attendant would please hand him your sons card. Needless to say your word is spreading.

  9. My son received one of Rees’ cards today for doing a good deed at school. So proud of him. He will surely pass it along.

  10. ReesSpecht Life is traveling! Went to Rhode Island this weekend. We were at Applebees with a group of people and I noticed a young person sitting at the bar eating dinner by himself. I never like when I see people by themselves (although I know many people are comfortable by themselves-I always feel bad). I handed your card to the bartender and told her we wanted to pay for his meal. I also told her not to tell him and please hand him the business card. This is the first time I did it where we could see the person’s reaction. The reaction was priceless although he kept asking her who did this and then bartendar gave in. I never imagined that would happen. Yikes! Well he came up to us and was puzzled, thanked us, and offered to pay. I explained why we did it and hoped he would spread the word and pay it forward one day. He left with a smile on his face which was something I didn’t see while he was eating his dinner. It was priceless. I truly believe he left much happier than when he arrived. Thank you for the inspiration!

  11. Spreading your word in Boston this weekend! Did two acts of kindness. One at Starbucks and one at a bakery. I gave a gift card and your card to a young college student at the Flour Bakery. She smiled but seemed a little confused. Later on she came over to me and said thank you again with a big smile. I asked if she could pass the kindness forward in memory of a friend’s little boy. Her friends said she already did since she shared her gift card with them. They were so sweet!
    Thank you for changing the world ReesSpecht Life!

  12. Shared from the Young Lady who rang me up at Dunkin Donuts today:

    “I rang you up at Dunkin’ Donuts today and your story is heart wrenching. You’re doing something truly beautiful. For the record, all of the cars after you paid for the person behind them until the end of our rush. It was awesome!”

    • I’m not a recipient, but a card giver. Best feeling ever!!! My 49 yr old neighbor (cancer survivor, going blind, and doing more than he should) fell 3 steps off a ladder 4 weeks ago while trying to trim branches off a tree that he has always hated because it leans on his house. Shattered his leg and shoulder. Five surgeries later he’s still in the hospital, they think they saved the leg. My ex husband and I cut down the tree, arranged to have the stump removed, and are mowing the lawn, etc. I’m not trying to boast, I just wanted you to know I put the ReesSpecht card in their mailbox, and we did this work in your sons name. Hoping to find an organization that can donate a ramp for when he is ready to come home. Any ideas? We are in Medford.

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