GREENSBORO, N.C. -- National Random Acts of Kindness Day brought out the best of the people in the Triad.
At the Greensboro Police Department, staff from the Beef Jerky Outlet delivered jerky to Greensboro officers Friday.
"It meant the world," said Officer Larry Roberts of the Greensboro Police Department. "Just them taking time out of their day to come to us and give us a gift."
Hailey Ziegelhofer, with the Beef Jerky Outlet said, "We are just so excited, we appreciate everything they do. They’re our local heroes, they protect us every day, and we just feel honored to be able to give them something.”
At Aycock Middle School in Greensboro, students have been participating in a Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Monday, faculty and staff dressed in formal wear and delivered Ring Pops to random students. The school's drumline played for students as they walked into class, and members of the school's counseling department even rolled out the red carpet for them as they entered the school.
"We want [students] to know that, when you're kind to others, people are kind to you," said Monica Bellamy, an Aycock school counselor.
During the week, students were also asked to write anonymous notes with positive messages. The next day, the notes were posted on random students' lockers.
Students used Friday to reflect on the good things they'd done for each other during the week.
"You should always want to show kindness, especially if you want to reach your goals in life," said Jaden Waddell, an 8th grader at Aycock.
Sixth grader Owen Ray added, "We need to act like a community. We shouldn't be fighting each other, you know, united we stand, divided we fall."
WFMY News 2 also got into the giving spirit, the station gave students pens at Aycock and paid for lunch for a few lucky customers at a Greensboro McDonald's.