ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Those who knew Brad Giesting call him caring and kind, and it is with him in mind that they started Random Acts of Kindness Day in 2017.
Friends and family said Giesting was a spot of sunshine in Anderson Township, but in 2013, after he served in the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, he was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer called liposarcoma.
In 2016, Giesting died, but the foundation Brad's Blessings was created to honor him. The goal of the foundation is to give people who might be going through similar circumstances to what Giesting went through a little bit of joy. One way the foundation does this is through Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day, held on Oct. 22 every year.
The act of kindness can be big or small, and one way Brad's Blessings spreads kindness is with "Boxes of Sunshine." These boxes are filled with items to make people smile or more comfortable.
"The world needs some good right now and there was no better of a person than Brad," Ross Hunter, Giesting's friend, said. "When you're going through this RAK Day on Oct. 22, our goal is to just think about, not just yourself and the impact it might have making you feel good, but how does that make other people feel for that small moment..."
Brad's Blessings said they would like to see whatever random acts of kindness people perform or have done for them by posting those acts to their Facebook page here.