farmerThere have been over 750,000 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. Nina S. says:

    Hi Mr. and Mrs. Spect! Today you came to my school for an assembly at Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Meadow School District. You not only taught us that kindess speads, but you shared your really unique story. Thank you so much. I am so inspired. – Nina

  2. Lauren Saccone says:

    The 2nd grade students of Saw Mill Road School in North Bellmore, NY made cards for God’s Love We Deliver, an organization that provides meals for the homebound. Our cards our Thanksgiving cards that will accompany a Thanksgiving meal provided by the charity.

    • Tricia Umhafer says:

      Hi Lauren!

      I love that Saw Mill Rd is already into spreading seeds so soon after our assembly. Thank you for doing what you do.
      Please reach out if you need any assistance.


  3. Jackeline says:

    If I can’t think of something to say, just offer eye contact, a squeeze of the hand, or a reassuring hug. I really am sorry for your son’s loss. Even though saying sorry for something you really loves can’t help, than maybe a hug will. I hope that one day you can bring back your happines and belive in yourself as much as possible to forget all the bad things that has ever happened in your life time.

  4. JimIII says:

    While I wasn’t a recipient of a Random Act of Kindness from someone paying it forward, I was inspired by a good friend who posts in FB often his handing out your cards and paying it forward. Well, he inspired me and at Denny’s one early morning, i decided to pay it forward. there was only me and one elderly couple in the restaurant at the time it was very early in the morning and as I was paying, I told the cashier I wanted to do a Random Act of Kindness, what was interesting the Cashier new what I meant by this and asked if i wanted to pay the elderly couples tab. I confirmed and after paying I received the receipt and laughed out loud, it was for $58. I was like my first time and was shocked, what this elderly couple could have eaten that was worth that much at Denny’s. The waitress asked if this was ok and again, I just laughed and said of course. It was a great experience and would not take it back for nothing and will continue with many more to come.

    • MARK R HUBBARD says:

      Welcome to the dark side, Jim. It’s better to give than receive – I bet you made their day/week/month! MH

      • Shirley Harold says:

        Hello I’m Jmari great grandma
        I have been a water safety advocate for 17 years J’mari was two years old when he went out my back yard and feel in the pool .The why’s the how has never stop. I started Jmariandfriends shortly after .

  5. Debbie says:

    Hi I was at a restaurant with my grandson and someone paid for our lunch. We will do the same and pay it forward leaving the card for someone else to pay it forward. Our prayers go out to you.

  6. TianaM says:

    I’d had a pretty tiring day at work and couldn’t be bothered cooking so decided to grab some takeaways. As I rolled up to the paying window of the drive through, the man then told me that the person ahead had paid for my entire order and requested to give me this reesspecht card. It was a shock, but such a beautiful idea. So wholesome, it’s a small act of kindness being passed around. Keep it up and keep bringing happiness to others

  7. Pinky says:

    I was at pack in save hastings when the lady next to me came up to me with some money and a card i was so shocked this is such a cool idea will definitely be paying it forward ?

  8. Waite Family says:

    We received your card and a kind donation towards our groceries yesterday. The checkout operator explained that the lady in the queue in front of us had left it for us. Can’t wait to pay it forward ourselves now, and include your card with it of course. Waite family, New Zealand

  9. Cathy LaPeters says:

    Recently, I joined Soldiers Angels as a volunteer. I adopted a deployed service wmember and send him cards and care packages. I also send cards, such as birthday and encouragement cards, to veterans. And one of my favorite kindness acts is to buy someone’s coffee or tea when on line at the drive thru. Such an easy way to make someone’s day. I dis it
    Once and then saw on the local FB page that someone posted a thank you to the lady in my car’s description saying it made her day better after anrough morning. Thank you for spreading kindness.

  10. Erika T says:

    This morning I went to Dunkin Donuts drive thru before work and I went to go Pay, that’s when the cashier told me “the lady in front of you paid for you and she gave you this card “ I was so sleepy this morning but that def woke me up. Reading her story made me realize that life is precious and we forget sometimes. I lose the thought about how thankful and bless I am with my life, so thank you for making realize this morning. Thank you for all you do and continue being strong . God bless you

  11. Mary says:

    I received my card today from a lady who is making mask because of the virus, she brought me a mask along with the card, I am already thinking of forwarding to some lady ne else, thank you!

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  13. Mindy says:

    My son is getting a Cranial helmet on Monday, which will need to be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol 70%. It’s very specific because it needs to not break down the foam and not cause rashes to the baby’s head. Thanks to the Coronavirus I have been to almost 10 stores looking for it and haven’t been able to find any. I posted in a local mom’s group asking for leads if anyone happens to see it while out. Within 24 hours another mom not only let me know where to find some, she went out of her way to get a bottle and drop it off for me with this card. I have no words to describe the relief I felt getting home from work and seeing it sitting there. I can’t wait to find people to continue the legacy and pay it forward.

  14. Chloe says:

    Hi Mr.Specht,
    You came to my school today it is Chloe.After seeing you and all of that happiness nothing could put a frown on my face.My class and family felt so bad when heard about little Rees.He will always be in everyone’s heart even all of those 650,000 people.Hope to see you next year when I am in fourth grade. I will never forget you or anyone.❤️❤️❤️???????????????

  15. Jessica says:

    I heard you speak, and it touched me very deeply. I went to my local deli and left your card and $20 for the next 15 people who came through the store to get a cup of hot tea or coffee on this cold day. I asked the owner to show each person your card and let them see the “why”. Hopefully the warm cup fills their body, and your story warms their heart and inspires them to keep spreading kindness.

    • Scott says:

      I have had a very stressful and chaotic week. This afternoon I was sitting in my truck at Dunkin donuts thinking to myself “what else can go wrong today?.” I pulled up to the window and as I went to pay, the employee handed me this card and said the person in front of me paid for it. My mood and outlook for the day was immediately changed for the better, I paid for the person behind me and brought the card back to work to read it. It is amazing how a small act of kindness can brighten someones day. I am looking forward to passing this on to someone else with an act of kindness.

  16. Dominick collins says:

    I received the card from my grandson he got in school we will share our kindness with someone then forward the card to someone else.

  17. Quinten says:

    I got it in school today after a assembly with mr.specht, and I felt like a jerk after it because me and my friends made a joke about one of his body details. Afterwards I realized much of a good man he was and what he wanted to do for the world.

  18. Sandra says:

    I just received the car from a student, ELLA, who is always very nice and respectful.
    Not all the students are kind to teachers, but ELLA shows her kindness with a sense of humor and gracefulness.
    Thanks, and keep being kind, and you will make a difference in people’s life.

  19. Hana Hora says:

    Today I went up to three police officers and said thank you for everything you do, and then all of them gave me high fives.

  20. Gianna says:

    i am sorry for your loss let god look after your boy and we remember him in our hearts.

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