Since NBC News' Ann Curry tweeted that idea earlier this week, it's taken off. Thousands have tweeted back to her about things they've done.
— Donating trees.
— Delivering meals.
— Anonymously leaving money for a co-worker who's struggling.
— Helping a stranger who's short on cash in the check-out line.
— Donating frequent flier miles to Make A Wish.
You get the idea.
There's a 26 Acts of Kindness page on Facebook. It's had more than 31,500 "likes."
there are variations on the theme: "20 acts" to focus on the children;
"27 acts" to include gunman Adam Lanza's mother, Nancy, who police say
he killed before the attack on the school. Curry writes to those who've
joined up: "All good. You are in charge of this wave now."
We'd be glad to hear in the comments thread about things you've done.