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Random Acts of Kindness Go a Long Way for Burbank Veteran

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KENNEWICK, WA - A local man served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Now, Harold Abraham lives in Burbank. 

On Thursday night, a Cascade Natural Gas employee went to Abraham's home on a service call. Kody Simonson found Abraham's stove was leaking and had to shut it off. Simonson couldn't get the man off of his mind and returned after work with a microwave so Abraham could heat his food for the night.

Simonson then shared the story in a Facebook post and his random act of kindness has snowballed. Fred's Appliance donated a brand new stove and had it installed on Friday night.

"It just goes to show that word of mouth and social networking really does have a positive impact as much as it can be negative. I mean, you turn a story like this into a little miracle," said Simonson.

The good deeds don't stop there, either. A fundraising site set up for Abraham raised more than $600 in its first day up. That money will go to fixing up Abraham's house and purchasing food to cook on his brand new stove.
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