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Acts of bravery and kindness at the Boston bombings

The Upbeat

An increasing number of stories are coming out of Boston about the bravery of regular folks at the site of the Boston Marathon attacks on Monday. After the two explosions at the finish line area, people sought ways small and large to help.

Many of these accounts are being told via photos posted to Twitter and other social media networks. Below are a few examples of regular folks rising to the challenges of an extraordinarily difficult day.

Also in the wake of the attacks, people have jumped on to the random acts of kindness idea suggested by the Twitter hashtag #26Acts2.

The idea began in December, following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn, when TV news personality Ann Curry suggested people use the hashtag to honor the 26 victims of the mass shooting. She and others encouraged people to commit to performing 26 acts of kindness.

Here are some updates from folks, including Curry, eager to showcase the good in Boston.

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