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Trending Goodness: Group Plans to Change Rockford One Good Deed at a Time

ROCKFORD -- A new movement in Rockford brings new meaning to a very old virtue, "Do unto others as you would have done unto you."
ROCKFORD -- A new movement in Rockford brings new meaning to a very old virtue, "Do unto others as you would have done unto you."

"Got Starbucks today and paid for the person behind me in the drive through," read Malachi Brick. "He looked tired and heavy hearted so I talked to him a bit."

Good deed after good deed fills the Trending Goodness Facebook page.

"We want to encourage people in their everyday lives to set out at the beginning of the day and to be intentional about finding a good act to do," said Brick.

He co-founded the new group Trending Goodness And he believes a simple good deed can send ripples of positive change through Rockford.

"Not wanting our city to be known for these negative things, wanting our city to be known for all the great things all the positive things because we believe it's happening all the time," Brick said.

It's a movement that drew some inspiration from Transform Rockford, and it's catching the eye of group organizer Mike Schablaske .

"If they're doing it for the common good, for the good of the community, incorporating some of those things about values in their daily life that's a great thing for all of us," said Schablaske.

And anything goes; from talking to a perfect stranger, to treating someone to coffee.

"We really want people to realize that hey, good things are happening and we need you to share those stories with us."

Blooming a better a Rockford one good deed at a time.

To share your #goodness story on Facebook, click here. To share your #goodness story on the group's website, click here. 

This Saturday, Trending Goodness will hold a launch gathering for the public. It will be at Anderson Gardens beginning at nine in the morning and it's free of charge. Sessions kick off at 10am and run until 3pm. To register, click here.


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