10-year-old Girl Finds New Way to Pay it Forward During Turbulent Times

July 19, 2016 | Updated: 11:28 a.m., August 14, 2016

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA -- A West Sacramento girl is looking to change the world one bracelet at a time.

10-year-old Leah Nelson has launched a new initiative that’s part philanthropy and part social experiment. FOX40 reports that with the help of the public, she’s looking to have her efforts to spread selfless good deeds go viral.

Leah started “Becuz I Care,” a program to encourage people to treat each other with kindness.

What she asks is simple: just do a nice deed for someone else, whether it’s paying a compliment or buying a coffee. Then seal the deal with a bracelet, compliments of Leah. The bracelet is to be passed from person to person as each does a good deed for another.

Leah asks that this person explain their good works with the message, “In a world with so many issues, let’s just show other people that they are valued.” Then share the story with her on Twitter by tagging @BecuzICare11 or using the hashtag #BecuzICare11.

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Many adults the fifth-grader encounters are blown away by her initiative. However, Leah sees it as basic human decency. “I just want the world to be a better place. I mean there’s many issues and people are mad about the issues, and if you’re mad about the issues, why don’t you take action to try and change them?” she says.