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BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Most birthdays are celebrated with a cake,candles, and a few good friends wishing you a happy one, but one Bentonwoman decided to do things a little differently this year for her 30th.

NickiSimpkins, of Benton, is doing a random act of kindness each day for the30 days leading up to her birthday. Simpkins said she decided that Jan.27 would no longer be about her; instead, she wanted it to be aboutothers.

She said she was driving home from visiting her in-lawsin November and was thinking about the big birthday ahead; she hadoriginally anticipated doing a 30 before 30 list to accomplish thingslike running a 5K or going to a concert, but a recent family deathinspired her to leave the world a little bit better for her son in thefuture.

In fact, she plans to continue doing these random acts of kindness even after her big day is over.

For more details on her decision and to find out what she has done so far for her random acts of kindness, go to the THV 11 in My Town webpages: http://on.kthv.com/1dPiCvz

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