(KKTV/CNN) -- What started as a goofy YouTube stunt turned into an act of kindness that touched a Colorado community.

Justin Stuart and Andrew Scites are friends who run a popular YouTube channel called MoreJStu.

In October, they came up with a video idea to buy all of the toilet paper at a Target store in Colorado Springs. They spent $5,000 on hundreds of rolls.

When toilet paper and other household essentials became scarce amid the coronavirus pandemic this month, the YouTube duo decided to help those in need.

"It was pretty easy because there was no way that we were going to use it all," said Scites.

First, they dropped off several packages of toilet paper at senior living facilities in their area. They gave the remaining toilet paper rolls to shoppers in random store parking lots.

"We had some people get teary-eyed, which was really cool to see how we could make their day," said Stuart.

The two men, who have more than 5 million YouTube subscribers, said they just wanted to spread joy, especially during this difficult time.

"Fear is taking control because of this virus, so anything to give people hope and make people feel good is what they are looking for," said Stuart.

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