NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — With the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) suggested random acts of kindness
As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, Blumenthal was among those at the firehouse in Newtown and at church services hours after the 20 first-graders and six teachers and administrators were shot and killed at the school.READ MORE: Hispanic Heritage Month: Ponce Family Passes Down Musical Art Of Mariachi Through Generations
The senator now suggests offering an act of kindness as one way to honor those who died.READ MORE: 'We Can Start To Heal': R. Kelly Conviction Gives Black Women Hope Their Voices In Me Too Movement Are Being Heard
“Buying a cup of coffee for someone, or making a charitable donation, or giving somebody a ride,” Blumenthal said.
Such acts of kindness, said Blumenthal, send off a heartfelt wave that cannot be matched by speech or rhetoric.MORE NEWS: Gabby Petito's Family Speaks Publicly For 1st Time Since Her Body Was Found: 'We Can't Let Her Name Be Taken In Vain'
Blumenthal said he himself will be carrying out acts of kindness in memory of the lives lost at Sandy Hook.