“Love Everybody” Were His Mom’s Last Words. Now He’s Doing Just That.

man sitting in a waffle house booth. he's wearing a hat and is holding onto a five dollar bill and a note that says "love every body." cash of various amounts is spread out on the table along with notes with that same message.

Random acts of kindness have a way of adding up overtime. Although they often go unnoticed, thanks to Kevin Cate, one Florida man’s eight-year journey is going viral on Twitter.

Kevin took notice of the man while they were at a Waffle House in Midway. He caught his attention because he was attaching notes to money. When asked what he was doing, the man said that he’d been handing out $1s and $5s to strangers since 2014.

During that time, he says he’s given away more than $13,000 to strangers of all ages, often at his favorite restaurant, Waffle House. Each one comes with a note. Kevin, naturally, was eager to learn more about these notes.

In taking his mom’s words to heart, this kind man has made a positive impact on countless people over the years, including the thousands who have seen his story on Twitter alone. Now, others are being prompted to either share their own “love everybody” stories or to go out and create their own.

Thank you, generous man in Midway, Florida who’s name was not shared. We’re certain your mom would be so proud of you!

Don’t forget to share Kevin’s interaction with this Florida man to help spread his message of love.

Want more good news?

Sign up for Smile, our free daily good news email with over 600,000 happy and optimistic subscribers!

Share to Give!

Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to help provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need. Spread good news, change lives! Learn more here.

$13.50 raised today!

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.


Give more smiles to children in need.

Support the life-changing work of our Partner Cause of the Year, Smile Train, with a year-end gift. All donations are matched 2x!