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This 12-Year-Old Paid It Forward for Her Birthday - 12 Times!

08/17/2015 12:20 EDT | Updated 08/17/2016 05:59 EDT

This is Maya. Her 12th birthday was this month.

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To celebrate, Maya decided that she was going to do 12 random acts of kindness in one day. She organized a race between three teams trying to do the acts as fast as they could! Sounds kind of like The Amazing Race, right? They called it #MayasAmazingRaceOfKindness.

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This is the list Maya and her mom made up of the random acts of kindness they were going to do for the race.

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I showed up to surprise Maya at her first stop. I met Maya and her team at Value Village to donate some books.

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From there, we went to the fire department to drop off a food donation AND gave the firefighters some cookies! They were pretty happy about it.

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The next task was to give away a TTC ticket to someone waiting at a bus stop. Across the street from the fire hall, we found our next unsuspecting citizen.

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Our next stop was the grocery store. We gave a balloon to a little boy, we put wet wipes in the changing station in the washroom, we helped a woman with her groceries and returned her shopping cart. Four in one!

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And at the park, we found a princess to give our bubbles to...

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Then at the police station, Maya gave an officer on duty a Tim Hortons's gift card! For all that they do for our community, they definitely deserve a treat.

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We then went to the mailbox and Maya slipped in a handwritten thank you card to the mail carrier.

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The last act was a "free choice" that you had to come up with along the way. Maya made a care-bag that included a toothbrush, toothpaste, water bottle and a Tim Hortons's gift card to give to a homeless person. Maya decided to hang on to it and keep it in the car for the next time she saw someone in need.

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It's worth noting that everything that Maya handed out had this note attached to it. #PayItForward

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