Albuquerque natives sharing random acts of kindness

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A small, random act of kindness can make a huge difference in someone’s day.

That’s what two Albuquerque natives hope to do throughout the whole city with a new project they started for the holiday season.

It’s called RAKd ABQ. It’s a random act of kindness chain that is spreading on social media.

It encourages people to go out into the community and do something nice for someone out of the kindness of their heart.

Creators of RAKd ABQ, Stacie Cruz and Andrew Ortega, are hoping to spread some holiday cheer this season and make the world a better place.

“With so many just dramatic things happening in the world and bad things happening in the world, we thought it would be an awesome thing to go out and spread some kindness,” said Cruz.

A random act of kindness can be big or small. A simple thank you letter, a gift card, or a hot meal can go a long way.

“Anything to do anything for anybody is worth something and if we create that possibility and put it out on the earth and in Albuquerque. I think we’ll see some lives change,” said Ortega.

Dwayne Tso and Robert Coley Jr. were just two of the people given scarves and a sandwich from Chick-fil-A at Coronado Skate Park Thursday morning.

“I got a scarf she said she’s going to bring me some gloves later,” said Tso.

“It means a whole lot to a lot of people out here,” said Coley Jr.

Chick-fil-A at Paseo and Wyoming got involved when they were RAKd by Cruz and Ortega.

It’s something they say they plan to pass along to their employees.

“It’s really grabbed our attention and we’re going to run with it and hope that our employees outside of work get this great positive outlook on life,” said Bruce Coy, Senior Marketing Director at Chick-fil-A at Paseo and Wyoming.

Cruz and Ortega are encouraging everyone to keep this random act of kindness chain going by RAKing someone this holiday season and post it on social media by using the hashtag #RAKdABQ. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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