If you were strolling around Antigonish, N.S., on Saturday, you may have noticed bright pink envelopes scattered around town with stickers saying, “OPEN ME.” If you looked inside, you would have found a $5, $10 or $20 bill as well as note inviting you to pay it forward.
A total of $1,000 was distributed across the town, all thanks to a group called the Awesome Foundation of Antigonish.
“We’re actually giving away $1,000 in cash to help inspire people to go and pay it forward,” James Smeaton, “dean” of the Awesome Foundation of Antigonish, told CTV Atlantic. The goal, he said, is to “do something nice for people in the universe and hopefully just be inspired by how much effect that a small act of generosity can have.”
In most cases, the envelopes seemed to disappear almost as quickly as they were put up.
“It’s a pretty great …