One person sent 26 donuts and coffee to teachers this morning.

Another bought a foster child a new bicycle.

Another paid the toll for some motorists on the Mass Turnpike.

All of these acts of kindness came with a message: Pay it forward in remembrance of the 26 children and educators who were killed last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The 26 Acts of Kindness campaign was spurred last year by reporter Ann Curry, and one year later the momentum hasn’t seemed to fade.

View the most recent acts of kindness at #26actsofkindness.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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