Sometimes, it's the small things that hold the power to make the biggest difference. Case-in-point: a little boy in England is getting international attention after a simple and kind act sparked a chain reaction of goodness.
Blake Durham, 6, recently prompted his mom to cover the cost of food for the car behind them at a McDonald's drive-thru, the BBC reported.
The little boy's mom, Amy Durham, said her son simply wanted to "do something kind," and that his gesture not only put a smile on the recipient's face — but it also sparked a chain reaction of people doing the same for one another.
Vehicle after vehicle paid it forward, buying food for the strangers behind them.
"It's amazing just a little boy's positivity like that can just cause a reaction like that," Amy said, according to the BBC. "It was just so lovely, such a lovely feeling."
Blake's grandmother, Jan, told The Sun that she was brought to tears by the kind act, proclaiming that Blake has a "gorgeous heart," despite facing health struggles following an epilepsy diagnosis when he was just 2 years old.
It hasn't been easy, but she said Blake is both brave and caring.
"He’s such a little brave boy with a massive heart of gold," she said. "He does suffer, but he’s just so kind and gentle."
Thanks to Blake for inspiring so many with a simple act of goodness! Let's all think about the small ways we can make a big difference today. And if you're looking for hope, be sure to sign up for our weekly email — and we'll deliver hope right to your email inbox each week!