Spread some cheer.For family night, we decided to do a random act of kindness. We bought balloons, latex free of course, and headed down to the hospital.
When we got there, we picked a floor and got in the elevator. We found a nurse and asked her if she had any patients that could use a random balloon delivery. She told us to head up to the next floor and gave us a room number.
As we were waiting for the elevator, a man came up to us and said, "Wow, someone is going to get a lot of love!" I thought he was a doctor but he ended up being one of the chaplains. We asked him if he knew of anyone who could use a balloon delivery because we had three more rooms to find. He asked us where we were headed. We told him the room number and he said, "that was the room I was going to tell you to go!"
The nurses on that floor told us other rooms that they thought could use a balloon delivery. One of my favorite deliveries was the last room we went to. The man was asleep, so I tied the balloons to his bed tray. He woke up as we were leaving and was so confused why we were there. He finally said, "Who do you think I am?" I told him, "I have no idea." The confusion was replaced with a smile and a choked up thank you.
It was such a fun and special evening. Definitely one of my favorite family nights.