News 12 at 11 o'clock, November 26, 2009
AUGUSTA,Ga---Thanksgiving is a day to Give it 4Ward. One local woman's quest to bring smiles to faces took her to the James Brown Arena with free tickets to the Cirque Du Soleil show.
"It's exciting to see people happy to receive," said Candye Smith.
Have you heard Cirque Du Soleil is playing Augusta.
"I got some tickets," sang Candye. "I got some tickets."
Candye treated unsuspecting customers to free tickets.
"Oh you look like you're getting ready to cry," said Candye.
It's just a random act of kindness through Candye's Give it 4Ward organization.
"Wonderful," said recipient Liz Bodiford. "This is absolutely wonderful."
Liz was coming to pick up tickets now she plans to share the experience.
"Actually," said Liz. "I have a co-worker who wants to go and the tickets were a little expensive for her, and so now I can pay it forward."
"Yes," cried Candye. "That's what I like to hear."
"Keep in mind those tickets are for floor seats. The going price is $97.
"Free tickets," said Liz with a smile. "You don't get many things free in life, and this is just wonderful."
The surprises kept coming.
"Guess what you are going to see," questioned Candye as she walked up to Amy Bernstein.
"Oh my god," said an elated Amy. "Thank you!"
Amy Bernstein snagged one of just a handful of free tickets.
"What an actual surprise," said Amy. "A wonderful thing for me and my family to enjoy."
A stunned Jerry Gentry agreed.
"I just know it's fantastic," said Jerry. "The performers are the best in the world."
Give it 4Ward is on a roll.
"I can't wait until 2010," said Candye. "I got some great things."