Strangers, friends and family are performing random acts of kindness in memory of twin boys who lost their lives months after they were born.
Brothers Luke and Liam Kawulok died after being diagnosed at birth with a rare brain disorder called lissencephaly. Doctors gave both boys two years to live, but Liam died months later on January 9, 2016, and Luke died less than a month later, on February 5, 2016.
“Devastating was for sure the right word,” mom Liz Kawulok of Firestone, Colorado, told ABC News. “They told us we would never see them smile and we would not see them interact with us. Really, we had six great months with them. Every day our hearts would break because we knew we wouldn’t have them forever, but we enjoyed every single moment.”
To honor her sons, Kawulok and her husband Chris, launched the social media campaign #forLandL — to encourage people to perform 12 good deeds on their sons’ May 12 birthday. The movement began in 2016 and picked up again this year, in celebration of what would have been Luke and Liam’s 2nd birthday.
Using the hashtag, people shared their kind acts on social media.
Kawulok also participates in the movement by leaving change at parking meters and placing scratch-off tickets and Starbucks gift cards on windshields of cars parked the parking lot of the hospital that cared for Luke and Liam.
“Being at the hospital can be such a horribly lonely place and I can imagine seeing something on my car. [It] would make my day,” Kawulok said. “That was my favorite thing to do.”
Lindsay Flick, a mom of six from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, told ABC News that she and her children performed 12…