Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to look out for others. One woman from New Hampshire is looking out for her neighbors by paying for their groceries, even when she doesn't actually know who they are. Brandy Bisson and her 7-year-old son Thomas were ecstatic when their neighborhood threw young Tommy a surprise drive-by parade during the pandemic. Brandy wanted to take that acts of kindness and create another one for someone who needed it.
The mother of Thomas and two more children paid about $600 worth of groceries for no reason other than "a whim". It covered the cost of groceries for eight different people that day, all of whom were incredibly grateful to receive help.
"With the pandemic and everything and all the election stuff, I just wanted to bring smiles to people’s faces," Bisson said in an interview with WMUR-9. Having been on the lesser side of the financial spectrum in the past, Brandy says she knows how far a simple grocery purchase can go.
She didn't even tell anyone. The only reason her act was publicized was thanks to the store employees who thanked her via social media pages. From here, Brandy isn't slowing down her acts of kindness. She plans to make some meals for her community in the upcoming weeks, as well as continuing her grocery purchasing goodwill. She hopes that these deeds will inspire others to do the same and give back to the community.