Most of the videos that are shared on the Internet tend to be on the lines of bizarre, weird, strange or shocking. But there are a few that suddenly pick traction in the World Wide Web, and you share those with a pleasing smile on your face, hoping all those who see it respond similarly. It’s the concept of paying it forward — and that is exactly what this video is about.
In this clipping of a video, the origin of which is unknown, people around the world are shown how one act of kindness can inspire others, and, thereby, change the world one kind act at a time. The video clip starts with a man observing his neighbour help out someone with cleaning their lawn, later he goes on to clean the office patry floor, where someone had dropped some coffee, observed by his female colleague, who then later makes a small — but significant gesture — by opening the door for a blind person, also observed by yet another, who goes on to help someone else. The cycle continues.
Shared on Facebook with the lines “Buongiorno! Piccoli gesti possono cambiare il mondo…” (Good morning! Small gestures can change the world in Italian), the post has been viewed more than 24 million times, and shared over 446,000 times.
The complete video, which is around a minute more, seems to have been uploaded on Youtube by a fitness user.