A local 6th grader makes blankets for cancer patients at SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center.

Ryan Anderson is one special 11-year-old.

According to WTVO, Ryan Anderson has already touched 10 lives at SwedishAmercian Regional Cancer Center by delivering handmade blankets.

A community project for Ryan's school is what started him on this generous journey. He knew he wanted to do something for cancer as his family lost a close friend to cancer this year.

Ryan decided to make blankets.

He makes them by hand, with little help, from fleece. He has made 10 blankets so far and delivers them personally. He plans on making at least 60 more.

With each blanket, there is a personal note attached reading:

Hi, my name is Ryan. I made this blanket for you to remind you that you are not alone in the fight against cancer. Hopefully this blanket makes you feel better when you do not feel the best. Sincerely, Ryan.

What an incredible act of kindness. Ryan's actions show that the smallest gesture of kindness can really touch lives.

I encourage each of you reading this to follow along with Ryan's act of kindness. Whether it be leaving extra change by the vending machine for someone else to have a sweet treat or volunteering at your local animal shelter, pay it forward kindness to someone else.

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