Colorado Man Hands Out Dollars for Smiles [VIDEO]
Christmas may be over, but one Colorado man is continuing to spread the holiday cheer by handing out dollars for smiles.
The man, who identified himself to drivers as Carl Ramsey, handed out dozens of dollar bills to drivers on Monday who took the time to stop and read his sign as he stood in the median at South Cottonwood Drive and Brompton Way in Parker, Colorado.
His sign read: "SMILE I'll give you a buck."
"I've been blessed at Christmas and got a little extra money and thought it'd be fun," he told Denver7.
He stood with the sign for around 2 hours, saying about 10% of drivers took the time to read his sign. Before leaving, he gave Denver7 a note that said the following:
I am not Carl Ramsey, but today I represent his spirit. Carl was my friend in high school. The guy was a very loving caring young boy with an infectious laugh. Each time you saw him he had a new humorous story to tell. When he started talking with you, not a minute would go by before a crowd would gather following intently listening to his every word. You had a smile on your face being around him, anticipating what he would say next. Sometimes the late bell would ring in the middle of his story and painfully you had to wait a whole class period to hear the end. Carl was an impact person to many of us. That summer after graduation with just 18 years of life under his belt, he was killed in a farming accident. As the years have passed, my imagination has tried to envision what his life would have been like. Today you have seen a small glimpse of Carl Ramsey. In his gesture of giving others a buck for a smile, his amazing spirit lives on.
From 1975 to 1981, I lost five friends. Our 40th HS anniversary will be celebrated next summer. There will be four more events to celebrate their lives. They have been gone from this earth a long time, but are not forgotten.
The letter was signed, "friend."