A small act of kindness brightened the day of at least one person in Rancho Bernardo Saturday when someone went around a parking lot leaving sunflowers and nice notes on parked cars.
Cyndi Lundeberg told NBC 7 she was in the parking lot of a Vons grocery store on Bernardo Plaza Drive when she noticed a bright, yellow sunflower on her car. When she scanned the lot, she saw the flowers were on every car around her.
A typed note was attached to the stem of the sunflower. It was even hole-punched with tiny hearts. The note read: “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.”
Saturday marked seven years since San Diego teenager Chelsea King was kidnapped and killed. She vanished on Feb. 25, 2010, while out on a run at Rancho Bernardo Community Park.
Chelsea's favorite flower was the sunflower.
Today, Chelsea's parents run the Chelsea's Light Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to support youth and spreading positive change in the community.
Thomas Rhee, executive director of the Chelsea's Light Foundation, told NBC 7 the sunflowers left in the parking lot in Rancho Bernardo Saturday were the work of the foundation, a small reminder to spread love and kindness in memory of Chelsea.
"It has everything to do with today being the 7th year of Chelsea being lost," Rhee said.
He said the foundation's Changemakers -- also known as the Finish Chelsea's Run Committee -- were responsible for the sweet gesture.
"[They] gave away over 200 sunflowers in San Diego," Rhee explained. "This has become a tradition started by the Kings and their friends in Chicago area."
Chelsea's parents, Brent and Kelly King, posted a powerful tribute to their daughter Saturday on the Chelsea's Light Foundation's Facebook page. To read it, click here.