Hero of the Week: Calvin Godette

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

In Chesterfield County, Virginia, a utilities worker named Calvin Godette performs random acts of kindness. He’ll buy food or coffee for the car behind him at the drive-thru. He’s paid for someone’s gas, and he’s bought groceries for the person in line next to him.

One day, Calvin noticed a woman behind him in the drive-thru. She seemed sad, so he decided to buy her a meal. He had no idea that the woman Denise Walters had just lost her husband and was at her lowest point. When she found out Calvin had bought her meal, she tracked him down to thank him. Denise said that Calvin’s kindness turned her sadness and despair around, so she helped him get recognized by the county board of supervisors for his generosity.

Both Calvin and Denise have stayed in touch, and now, she also spreads goodwill towards others. She says Calvin is her role model and has given new meaning to her life.

Learn more about this story in a segment which aired on CBS Sunday Morning.

Kix’s Response:

You never know what someone is going through and extending a little kindness can have a profound impact.

So, Calvin Godette, from Virginia, you are our ACC Hero of the Week… Talk about inspiring all of us!

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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