New York firefighter wins jackpot, uses money to honor each victim of Las Vegas mass shooting

  • Source: Bradenton Herald
  • Published: 02/08/2018 12:00 AM

The memory of Hannah Lassette Ahlers and the other Las Vegas concertgoers killed during the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history is being kept alive, one act of kindness at a time. About a month after the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, firefighter Tommy Maher decided he wanted to honor each of the 58 victims by performing random acts of kindness in their name. Maher, of Long Island, N.Y., set off just after Election Day on an 18-day, 9,500-mile journey to visit the hometowns of the victims. In each city, he performed random acts of kindness. Sometimes it was paying for someone else’s breakfast. Other times, it was a gift of chocolate or flowers. Sometimes it was giving a homeless person, a waitress or waiter $100.


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