On this page I will share your amazing stories. There are multiple ways you can share your story.
1. Feel free to add your story to this page in the comments section.
2. Post your RAK on Facebook and tag me, Darcy Herold, and use hashtag #harrysjoy28
3. Post your RAK on Instagram and use hashtag #harrysjoy28
4. Additionally, you can email me ur story and I will publish 🙂
A good reminder that so many children go without things we take for granted. This article was meant to find me today as I was pondering what act of kindness I planned to complete in honor/memory of my co-worker Jason Herold‘s son Harrison. So today I’m planning to share the gift of books with others. #harrysjoy #harrysjoy28
For our 3rd year wedding anniversary tonight Phillip and I decided to go out to eat for dinner but we did not buy any gifts this year for ourselves. Instead we left our sweet waitress a generous tip for #harrysjoy28. It felt really nice spending money on someone else. We are so happy to #carryharry.
Today is the 28th, sweet Harrison would have been six months old today & I would see a cute picture from Darcy Hertzberg Herold of her precious boy with his big contagious smile. Today we honor Harry with a random act of kindness. Please see Darcy’s blog below and feel free to join us in spreading joy like he showed us every day of his life. My CarryHarry act today was a Starbucks gift card to the cleaning lady.
We are collecting school supplies in honor of Harry and giving them to kids in need at my school for the beginning of the year. Thanks!
Sent out a few “pick me up” note cards today to those in need – couldn’t do a lot while on bed rest but wanted to spread #harrysjoy28 – xoxo
We are a little limited right now in terms of our “randomness of kindness” and we will get better in the coming months. However, today my mother and Laurel let me sleep for about 3 hours and I spent the evening introducing Laurel to her new cousin. Haven’t stopped thinking about Harry all day. Like I said – we will get better in the coming months of spreading Harry’s joy once I get out of the house. #HarrysJoy28
Today, in honor of Harrison, Sophia wanted to give flowers to someone we didn’t know. We picked up flowers and a gift card from a local grocery store and gave them to the next person that walked in. Honored to be a part of spreading #harrysjoy and look forward to doing this each month!
I spread Harry’s Joy today by making a donation to help an injured kitty at Good Mews Cat Shelter in Marietta, GA. #harrysjoy28
We paid for the person’s order behind us at Sonic tonight. We loved honoring Harrison today! #harrysjoy28
Today we spread Harrison’s Joy! We donated some clothes to those in need! We will look forward to the 28th of each month to remember Harrison and spread his joy! It is truly amazing to see his impact on the world
I helped a friend clean out closets to get ready for a garage sale.
Today is a special day., today we honor Harrys joy. A coworker/friend lost her 4month old in june and today he would have been 6 months old. They have asked that on the 28th of every month we honor Harry and the joy he brought. Today we were happy to do so and to honor him we spread Harrys joy by taking flowers and a thank you card to our daycare provider to let her know how special she is and how much we appreciate her.
Duncan Academy will be honoring Harrison every 28th of the month. This month we raised $217 for Parenting Children with Special Needs and made them all cards. #neverforgotten #Harrysjoy
This blog is being done by my cousin, Darcy Hertzberg Herold. Through a course of events, her and her husband lost their beautiful baby boy.
Through their grief, they’ve come upon what I think is a beautiful way to honor their son Harry’s memory. On the 28th of each month, they want to spread whatever joy to whomever they can. They leave it up to us to decide how we want to do this. It doesn’t have to cost money or be a big event. Just some way you can think of to make some…one else happy and joyful, like Harry did for his family.
Today I’m making brownies to bring to work tomorrow in memory of Harry. This I know will make them happy, even if they don’t understand why I did it. Me and Harry know.
If you decide to join in on the 28th of any month, please go to Darcy’s blog and tell her what you did for Harry’s memory. She would like to publish all the bits of happiness and joy that we bring to each other in Harry’s name.
Purchased school supplies for local families in honor of Harry today! We are so happy to be able to keep his spirit with us while we are giving to others! ❤
I honor of Harrison, I paid for two orders behind me at Sonic. I left cards for them with www.harrysjoy.com listed. Maybe they’ll look at our story.
Tammy Appleberry via Amy Appleberry Hertzberg
My mom just called to tell me she had a RAK run right into her. She was at Walmart about to leave and noticed a lady with her arm in a skin struggling with her cart and groceries so mom got back out of the car and helped her. She said, “you know we should all do this more often. It feels so good.”
In honor of Harry, we bought lunch for the person behind us in line. I cried the whole time. I’m pretty sure the cashier thought I was a nut job. However, my nieces and Aidan thought that our “act of kindness” was the coolest thing ever. We will continue to remember Harry and spread his joy! ❤ Love you all
McLagan and Mitchell Gang
A random act of kindness was made possible by a lost dog who was very thirsty needing to find his way home. My son put him in my fence and we called vet and gave the number on his rabies tag. I gave him cool water, and his owners were contacted. Totally unplanned….this one’s for you Harrison!
Katie Habjan Lueck
Today our family mailed two just for fun gift packages to help spread some of Harry’s Joy.😊
Eric and Nealy Peters
This sweet family just welcomed their 4th beautiful child into this world. While still in a hospital bed they spread joy!!
It’s the 28th day of the month so today we will spend our day by putting smiles on some of the RN’s at Shawnee Mission Hospital. Our RN was the first of many who will be receiving a gift card for some coffee! Keeping Harrison’s memory alive! Love you guys! —
Blake and Amy Hertzberg
We spread joy to 24 people out in the heat today
Mcall & Meyer Family
The above cupcakes were made for their dear friend plus they shared some with us. Thank you!
The Suri Family
Hey Darcy and Jason! I know we are a few days early and Harrison’s 6 month bday isn’t until the 28th but we had a Harrison evening tonight and talked about him and donated clothes and gave some money to the children’s miracle network. Here is a message: Beck says “we are thinking of you Harrison” and Tru says ” we are thankful for you Harrison” His joy lives on!
The Biswell Family
Hello! We are a little early for the 28th but a family in need kept popping into my mind…and then while picking up my kiddos at VBS, I heard a mom say “Hi Harrison!” I took it as a sign that we had to do something 😊 I learned about a family that lives near us with 2 kids who lost everything they owned in a fire Monday…I talked with my kids about Harrison and spreading kindness to remember him…and then we talked about what we could do for this family in need. They excitedly gathered toys and helped me go through bins of clothes…GG insisted on including some of her artwork 😊 I added a note to the parents explaining your Harry’s Joy remembrance project with your blog address…and a request that they join in once they get settled again…I hope this one small act if kindness in Harrison’s name brings you some peace and happiness, if only for a moment…we think of you all often and send lots of hugs and prayers your way!
Kim Cumming’s Cool Experience
Darcy wanted to share a brief moment early this morning that reminded me of Harrison. Parker and I were at the grocery store. After darting back and forth across the store several times we were finally ready to check out. I had purchased a coffee from the Kaldis coffee stand in the store. The lid pops off and lands on the disgusting floor. So now I have a large hot coffee sitting in front of my 1 year old completely vulnerable to being spilled all over him. Instead of going to get another kid which was all the way across the store I decide to handle it away from Parker until we get home. A nice older couple gets in line behind me and notice I had dropped my kid. The man offers and goes to retrieve a new lid for me because he said he notices I have my hands full. He goes all the way across the store to get me the new lid. Such a small act of kindness but was such a huge gesture to me. Completely touching. I immediately thought of Harrison and the monthly acts of kindness to celebrate him. Such a small thing but what a difference it can make. Just thought I would share that with you.
July 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm
On the 27th and 28th, at every stop sign – I yielded to all the other drivers in the intersection. I said “for Harry’s Joy” when any looked at me. Old Buddhist saying, “First You – Then Me”
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July 29, 2015 at 1:08 am
I paid for two orders behind me in line at Sonic.
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July 29, 2015 at 3:13 am
I only learned of Harry today… My heart aches for your family and so many others that are touched everyday by such events. By my events of the day I rescued a dog who needed someone to take care of her. Her owner is not able to anymore and she was starving. With any luck and maybe a helping hand from an angel above she will pull through. I hope this makes Harry smile. #harrysjoy28
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October 29, 2015 at 1:26 am
To honor and remember baby Harry, we baked treats for the teachers and staff at G.G.’s school. We left a note with Harry’s Joy cards thanking them for all they do! Tonight I was surprised and pleased that G.G. mentioned Harrison during her bedtime prayer saying, “thank you for Baby Harry day.” Know that your family is in our thoughts often! –The Biswell Family
October 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Yesterday a co-worker of mine was upset because she didn’t think she was going to be able to go back home to Seattle this year for Christmas because financially they couldn’t afford both flights. I offered my Southwest points to her and she was hesitant at first to accept, but I insisted on spreading Harry’s joy!! What a fun thing to do for someone in honor of Harrison.
October 29, 2015 at 1:01 pm
Yesterday a co-worker of mine was upset because she didn’t think she was going to be able to go back to Seattle for Christmas this year. Financially they couldn’t afford both flights. I offered my Southwest points, at first she was very hesitant to accept but I insisted on spreading Harry’s Joy and told her all about this inspiring movement! What a fun thing to do in honor of Harrison.
November 2, 2015 at 12:44 am
My daughter and I learned about Harry today while at the grocery store. A kind man stepped up behind my daughter and spread Harry’s Joy buy purchasing her groceries. What a beautiful way to spread Harry’s memory, we will be actively looking for ways to spread Harry’s Joy at every opportunity.
November 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Yesterday I had an appointment with the Hospice Grief Counselor. Even though it is not yet the 28th I baked brownies and took them to have her share with the staff. I included Harry’s Joy cards and told the secretary about
Random Acts of Kindness. Today, Tuesday the 17th is Chamber Choir Practice day. Baby Harrison’s spirit has been with throughout these weeks of practice. He sings with me and carries the high notes when I cannot. We all grieve his loss and send love to his family, our dear ones across across the miles.
March 31, 2016 at 1:39 am
On Easter Sunday, a day before the 28th Tony and I delivered Easter surprises to friends who are ill or busy
caregiving. Harry’s Joy was in their faces – being remembered when you live alone and are in your eighties
is a gift. It was fun to see their smiles and know that Harrison inspires kindness. Mr. Blue Eyes we miss you.
November 29, 2016 at 1:44 am
Today November 28th, 2016 I picked up newspapers and mail for a friend whose house has burned .
She will not be going back to her home of many years – an enormous loss. Losing Harrison was and is an ENORMOUS loss. We will carry his spirit by spreading the LOVE. TurtleBear misses you blue eyes.