For his 47th birthday, Armstrong resident Rob Ellis decided he’d rather give than receive.
He has decided to do 47 random acts of kindness and started by saying thank you to the Vernon RCMP with several boxes of donuts.
“I just want to thank-you for what you do in our community,” Rob told the officers on duty.
Several of the staff took time to speak to Rob and found that he wasn’t looking for anything in return.
Just pay it forward today, was his only request.
"Even to a bad guy."
As the communications officer for the detachment, Cst. Gordon Molendyk spent a few minutes talking with Rob.
“(We) found out that he gives and volunteers a lot,” he said, “not only in the North Okanagan but other areas of the province as well.
“He made it clear that he didn’t want anything for his birthday, he just likes to give.”
The detachment offered this sentiment for Rob on his birthday:
"Happy Birthday Rob! Thank you for putting us on your list. We hope you are able to complete your dream...and are sure the gifts you receive in return will be well worth it."