Kindness ringleader has 700 'agents'

Kindness ringleader has 700 'agents'
August 16, 2010

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Laura Miller after revealing herself as Secret Agent L.
Photo by Johnathan Wander

PITTSBURGH (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh woman who set out on a mission of random kindness last year as "Secret Agent L" said more than 700 "agents" are now working with her cause.

Laura Miller, 32, said her mission began in July 2009, when a fellow blogger asked her to perform a random act of kindness in lieu of a birthday gift, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Monday.

Miller said she left a purple hydrangea on a windshield and soon found she was addicted to kindness. The administrative assistant said she and her compatriots have since executed acts of kindness, including leaving dozens of free gifts scattered around Allegheny General Hospital during a breast cancer event.

"It's another good way to let people know that they aren't alone," Miller said. "We're letting people know there's someone out there who isn't buying into the anger and the hate and the yuck that is out in the world. We're making deliberate choices to do what's good."

Miller said her ranks of "agents" have grown from about 80 to more than 700 since her identity was revealed by CNN.com in July. "You don't need large sums of money to make a difference in someone's life, you don't need to be rich, you don't need to be famous -- you just have to care," she said.

Source: UPI.