My first RAK was more about the right thing to do, so with my remaining $50 I wanted to do something a little more on the fun side. That was a little more difficult than I anticipated. I was running out of time and was worried that I may not be able to complete the 2016 RAK.
It was New Year’s Eve and my daughter, her fiancé and her best friend were going to downtown Winchester to celebrate. They had arranged for a ride home but needed a ride there. I happily agreed to give them a lift. While we were exchanging New Years greetings, my daughter noticed that there was a scared little child (around 4 years old) standing alone. She went up to the boy and asked him if he was lost. While waiting for the shy child to respond, his mother came running up to claim him with two other youngsters in tow. She was relieved to have her son in custody and wanted to cheer him up by buying him some popcorn at the walking mall. That’s when I decided that this was the person that should receive my remaining RAK. I explained the story of the RAK and told her that I just wanted her and her family to enjoy the money and have a wonderful New Year. She thought that was such a wonderful thing and promised to use the money for something that will make the kids smile.
Even though it was really stressful not coming across the perfect RAK until the last day (hours actually), it definitely felt like running into this family at that time was the way it should have been.
– Chris Markert