Everyday People Doing Extraordinary Things

Small kind gestures that go a long way in restoring faith in humanity.
3:00 | 01/03/14

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the holidays winding down, this weekend, some people have taken the time to show kindness to a stranger. And changed their lives. Abc's steve osunsami with our persons of the week. Reporter: Elliott shirback is a young man with downs syndrome who overheard something hurtful at the grocery store with his mother. You left your idiot kid in the lane, the guy said. Ann daggette says she asked her son what would cheer him up. He told her 100 christmas cards, she took it to her facebook page, if anyone could send him a card, he would love it. Thousands came in the mail. Wow. I got 2,000 christmas cards from every person that gave to me around the world. It's unbelievable. Reporter: Tonight elliott and so many others are cheering the every day people, who took a second out of their day this busy holiday season to do something so little. To dana hoffman, and her daughter emily in ohio, who und a bag of presents that fell from the roof of a car and found the little boy they were meant for. I was just hoping somebody out there would know somebody that lost these gifts. Reporter: To those secret santas who left thousand dollar tips for their waiters and went to walmart stores across the country and paid off lay away bills buying arm fulls of toys. They put my faith in mankind back to where it needed to be. It's not much to a lot of people, but to me it's a million dollars. It made a little boy very happy. It really did. Reporter: At the shirback house today in upstate new york, the cards are still coming in for elliott. Remember even when people are mean, there are even more people who are nice and spread their love. Have a happy new year. The phillips family in endicott city, maryland. Even more people who are nice, they are our persons of the week.

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