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Spreading kindness on 'World Kindness Day'

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Yes, today is really "World Kindness Day."

We caught up with a young lady who's willing to spend a few cents-- to save you big bucks.

How many times have you literally come that close to an expired parking meter? Well if recent ASU grad Christina Tetreault is nearby, don't worry, she's got your back.

"If you can help them out with a quarter to save them $80, do it right there," said Tetreault.

She spent some free time on this "World Kindness Day" dropping coins in expired, or nearly-expired parking meters in downtown Phoenix.

"I had the idea to do it because it was something that happened to me twice in the past and it was absolutely terrible because I was having a bad day, I was running out of class late, and then I come down, and I've got a ticket on my car," Tetreault said.

Although some people were initially confused as to why she was feeding their meter-- that confusion quickly turned to appreciation.

"Seeing random acts of kindness is always great. I think it inspires others to do something, so to see her helping out others would make me want to go and help someone else as well," said ASU student Kari Osep.

"Make someone's day better. Go back to what your parents taught you when you were little, treat others the way you want to be treated. If someone would have done that to my car when I got my $80 ticket, I would have been so thankful," added Tetreault.

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