Unlikely birthday bash
For my friend Chloe’s birthday, a few of us gifted chocolate chip cookies all over downtown Berkeley. The biggest surprise was that we were given back more than we gave!
“I haven’t seen something this inspiring for a while,” a man said, as he pulled out his wallet and gifted Chloe 50 bucks! Another amazing give-back was a lady who hip-hopped a “happy birthday” song at a prime spot on Shattuck Avenue to which we all danced.
More than the gifts, it felt like we were connecting with our local community. If we keep doing this, I can imagine the day when I’m walking down the street and looking at people in the eyes with recognition and smiles rather than the pavement with earbuds on.
I know what I want to do on my next birthday!
~ Rishi O
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