Never underestimate the power of a small act of kindness. CBS News recently ran a story about a man named Dan Dewey. Dan got acquainted with cancer patients at his local Royal Oaks, Mich., hospital when his father was a patient. His father quit coming seven years ago, but Dan still goes through the rooms taking orders from the patients for cups of coffee. He generally pays for the coffee himself, costing him more than $10,000. Sometimes others will help him with donations. He has added another hospital to his run. The employees have noted the joy people receive is not just from the coffee, but from the relationship. Dan, who is now retired, will accept no payment, saying all he needs is a smile. Dan Dewey is proof that a small act of kindness can bring great joy.
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