PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two local men are trying to make Pittsburgh the kindest city in America and they’re using social media to spread the word.

Saturday marked Holiday Random Acts of Kindness Day, and more than 500 people took part.

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It all started last month when Bert Dorazio and Kevin Bright wanted to do something special for World Kindness Day.

They went to an area grocery store and offered to pay for a stranger.

She was elated and so were they; so they thought maybe they could get their friends to do something nice for strangers, too.

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They created a Facebook event page and invited people to participate Saturday, simply asking people to do nice things for strangers.

They’re calling it the “Pittsburgh Kindness Initiative.”

“I think everybody knew that putting kindness into somebody’s life you would make that person happy,” Dorazio said. “What I don’t think they realized is how happy they would be themselves by doing that.

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