Unemployed Man Devotes Month to Random Acts of Kindness

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On a snowy spring morning armed with a dozen bags of food, water and blankets, Daniel Smith is on a mission.

One by one, he approaches individuals in downtown Salt Lake City who look like they’re struggling to stay warm or are in need of a little help.

Daniel Smith receives a hug of gratitude from a stranger after giving her a Wal-Mart gift card. The gesture was part of Smith's Month of Happiness project. (Photo: courtesy Daniel Smith) Daniel Smith receives a hug of gratitude from a stranger after giving her a Wal-Mart gift card. The gesture was part of Smith’s Month of Happiness project. (Photo: courtesy Daniel Smith)

“(I’m) just trying to give back and make a difference,” he replied when asked why he was out handing out care packages in the snow.

At his side is a man with a video camera capturing every tender moment, every exchange, every expression of thanks and every odd moment in between.

“I’ve been kind of fortunate my whole life,” Smith said. “And it just kind of hit me one day that…

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