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July 27, 2012

Northern Oklahoma College sophomore surprised by $100 gift

STILLWATER, Okla. — As she waited to enter the financial aid office at Northern Oklahoma College in Stillwater, sophomore Brittney Quick had no idea she would be the recipient of $100 worth of random kindness.

“A woman came up to me and said, ‘You remind me of me when I was your age,’” said Quick, an early education major from Cushing. “Then she said, “I’d like for you to have this.’”

The woman, unknown to Quick, handed her a folded $100 bill.

“I said to her, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t accept this,’” Quick said. “But she just said, “No, you take it.’ And then she just walked away. I was stunned.”

Quick said the $100 will be used to pay for college expenses.

“I am a big believer in paying it forward,” said Quick. “I have never had anything like that happen to me, but I’ve done stuff like that myself.”

Quick said last summer she was in the checkout line at a Cushing grocery store. In front of her, holding a child, was a woman who did not have enough money to cover her grocery bill. Quick said she paid $30 for the woman’s bill. Last spring, Quick said, she assisted a woman who ran out of gas.

“The world would be a better place if everyone would do things like that,” she said. “Maybe somebody will see my story and be inspired to help out somebody. ... If I ever met her again, I would just like to say thank you. And I would tell her that I hope there are more people out there like her.”

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