As people prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Irma, volunteers with the charity Hands Across the Bay handed out gift cards to people stocking up on hurricane supplies.
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They call themselves Kindness Warriors, and together they're on a mission.
"We want to make sure everyone is prepared for Hurricane Irma, so we wanted to give you a gift card to help you buy some supplies."
Many people were surprised and grateful for the kind gesture.
"We want to bless you with a $50 gift card to purchase anything you need today so you can get some supplies just for you," a volunteer said.
For one mother, it was relief at a time when the stress of preparing for a hurricane weighs heavy.
The volunteers said they get a gut feeling when deciding on who to help.
"You kind of just get a butterfly feeling you stomach. You see somebody and you just know," Dee Schuler, a volunteer, said.
These warriors hope their random acts of kindness will have a ripple effect--one store at a time.
"It's all about the little things we can do and we all come together and we can make a huge difference," Schuler said.
The volunteers will be back out all day Thursday to surprise people with their generosity. They expect to give our $2,000 worth of gift cards.