Paw it Forward

By Nicole Ward
|  Thursday, Apr 29, 2010  |  Updated 2:20 PM PDT
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Celebrating random acts of kindness is what today is all about. Someone does something nice for you, you show another person kindness.

Today is "Pay it Forward Day" -- but we met a dog that is “pawing” it forward.

You may have seen Ricochet at the beach. She's a pro-surfing dog who lives to help others.

"We work with adaptive surfers, people with disabilities," Ricochet's handler Judy Fridono said.

Judy was at the Old Town Trolley Station Thursday encouraging others to help each other in any way they can.

"Once you do an act of kindness for someone, all you ask them to do is pay it forward to someone else," she said.

Ricochet is handing out dog biscuits to people who have a four-legged friend at home.

This year, Mayor Sanders declared that San Diego would take part, joining other cities around the world. The idea is that these random acts of kindness might spill over to every day.

"Got a hybrid car, try to live a green lifestyle, try to do nice things," commuter Mike Romero said.

Judy was scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon with two boys who have disabilities at the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter. One is a quadriplegic; the other has a brain injury. She helped raised $20,000 for them, and now they're paying it forward by giving dog biscuits to shelter dogs.

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