On his 65th birthday, Doug Eaton gave away money at an Oklahoma City intersection

Nadine Bells
Good News
July 16, 2012

On Doug Eaton's 65th birthday, he spent 65 minutes handing out $5 bills to people driving through a popular Oklahoma City intersection.

"I asked a bunch of my friends on Facebook what should I do on my sixty-fifth and I got a whole long list of stuff and one of my friends said, 'Why don't you do 65 random acts of kindness?'" Eaton told KFOR-TV.

Eaton stood at the corner of N.W. 39th Street and May Avenue, holding a sign that read:

"I have a home…and a car…and a job. Do you need a few bucks for some coffee?"

The random generosity caught many people off guard.

"I think this is the craziest guy I have ever seen in my life and it's fantastic! I am enjoying the moment out here," one driver said.

He gave away $375 in total.


Eaton said he didn't realize how much fun giving could be.

"It's just been fantastic. Some people who don't take the money say, 'Man, I love what you are doing. I won't take it but give it to someone who needs it,'" he told KFOR-TV.

"This day has been one of the biggest blessings of my recent life…I don't know if I can wait until another birthday to do this again....but what if it became a habit? Or what if everyone or a lot of people did their birthday number of random acts of kindness on their birthday? How good would that be?" Eaton posted on Facebook.

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