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Milwaukee family hopes small act of kindness goes a long way

Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 19:07:57-05

MILWAUKEE — Sometimes it's the smallest acts of kindness that go the longest way.

“2020 has just been so hard for so many people, and if one message on a rock can definitely lift spirits for someone that’s what we want to do, and that's our hope, and that's our ultimate goal," Tre Rice said.

She, her five kids, and her husband paint positive messages on rocks and deliver them around their Airport Gardens District neighborhood in Milwaukee.

The entire Rice family pitches in to paint these rocks with positive messages on them.

Some of the messages they paint are 'Love Always Wins', 'Never Give Up,' and 'You Can Do It'. Rice said she didn't have an exact number of how many rocks they have painted and handed out or delivered around the neighborhood but she said it is well within the hundreds.

"We just wanted to turn something into a positive," she said.

Painting these rocks and delivering them is a family affair. From their infant to the 17-year-old everyone is pitching in. Nico, 3, and Lucia, 4, do the majority of the deliveries. They hop into their electric toy cars and drive from neighbor to neighbors house placing rocks on front steps and railings. They will also leave rocks near fire hydrants, benches, and in front of local businesses.

Nico and Lucia Rice drive around in these toy cars with trunks full of rocks to deliver around the neighborhood.

When asked why they do it, Lucia responded, "To make people happy."

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