"I know Luda doesn't personally want the $375 back that he spent on my groceries, that was his kindness being a blessing," Jaramillo said in a Facebook post Tuesday. "It was true generosity. I remain grateful.
“But will you help me pay this good man back by supporting his foundation? It would make my birthday this year a celebration of the heart for me, and you'd be helping some fine folks do some mighty fine work.”
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She ended up surpassing her $375 goal for the foundation, which works to improve the lives of young people thorough programs on leadership and education, health and community events. More than $1,000 has been raised.
"I want others to receive," Jaramillo said in a reply to a comment on the post. "We all need kindness and we can all give it."