06/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Broadcasting Good News: Pay It Forward...By Paying For Lunch! (VIDEO)

Need some good news? NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams now does a segment called "Making A Difference" that shares stories from viewers of "random or regular acts of kindness" that offer you just that.

As MSNBC's site states:

"Making a Difference" stories usually air every Friday on NBC Nightly News. The series was conceived in response to viewers who complain that the broadcast features only "bad" news

Watch this episode, titled "Giving Back By Paying It Forward":


Difficult times have been known to bring communities together as people lean on one another for support. In this recession, there's no shortage of communities around the country that have rallied around a struggling neighbor, reached out a helping hand to those around them, or donated free dry cleaning to the job-seeking and unemployed. We know there are more stories like these and HuffPost wants to highlight them. If you read or hear about an act of kindness in your community, email us the story at goodnews@huffingtonpost.com.

These vignettes are a much needed counterpoint to the doom and gloom surrounding the economy; let's help change the conversation -- we can't do it without you.

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