Utah senator promotes random acts of kindness after anonymous tip


(KUTV)- After an anonymous tip, Tooele County School District officials descended on Grantsville High School in response not to reports of a crisis, but to a report of kindness.

The tip, which came via the SafeUT app, led officials to Grantsville High School senior Nikole Titara, who was recognized for performing random acts of kindness for her fellow students.

Inspired by the tip, Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, traveled to Tooele County on Friday to encourage residents there to participate in random acts of kindness.

Thatcher partnered with Grantsville High School to host an event showcasing Titara, who talked about why she makes kindness a part of her daily life. Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High student Lizzie Rawlings also talked about efforts at her school to promote kindness and encourage students to be good to each other.

“We appreciate students seeing good in their fellow classmates,” Marianne Oborn, the counseling and social services director for the Tooele County School District, said in a press release.

Oborn read the initial tip that inspired the event, which read:

Nikole Titara is really nice and talks to everyone, and I think she needs help knowing how great of a person she is.

"It is so amazing to know that Nikole has had some trials and despite that she is so resilient," Oborn said. "Her kindness is overflowing, it just flows out.”

Taking the stage, Titara shared the philosophy that inspires her to try and be kind every day.

"I just wanted to say that, yes, there is a lot of negativity in this world," Titara said, "but I do believe that with kindness we can help make the world a better place."

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