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Good deed a day keeps the NekNomination away for Tuffley man Luke Cameron

By citizenmike  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

Luke Cameron paid for someone else's Subway meal

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NEVER mind the dangerous drinking craze NekNomination that has gone viral, Tuffley man Luke Cameron has come up with the RakNomination.

The 25-year-old shop worker is carrying out a daily ‘random act of kindness’ for a whole year in the hope of sparking a craze of good deeds to counteract the controversial NekNomination challenge which has led to two deaths.

Mr Cameron started his challenge by pulling up at a KFC drive-thru in Gloucester and paying for the meal of the car behind him.

He has since gone on to pay for someone else’s sandwich in Subway.

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Mr Cameron said: “From January 1 I wanted to do a good deed every day.

“I saw that one man in the USA paid for the car behind him in the drive-thru and asked the next person to do the same. Remarkably it went on for 24 cars so I thought I would try the same. Unfortunately for me there was only one other car behind me, but I spoke to the mother and it was her girl’s birthday so she was delighted.

“My friend did a video of it and I put it on my blog and it has had 1,600 views. I’m hoping it will go viral.

VIDEO: Luke Cameron pays for a drive-thru meal for the person in the car behind him

“It makes me feel good about myself. I’m 25 now and I have seen a lot of things in my life. I have had some people close to me die through cancer and now I just want to give something back to people.

“It is so easy for people to be rude to each other, but I like to think that it is easier to be nice.”

Mr Cameron’s good deeds have earned him more than 550 likes to his Facebook page called ‘The Good Deed Diary’.

Now he wants other people to take on the Good Samaritan baton and send in their random acts of kindness to his blog.

He hopes that it will be a positive antidote to the NekNomination craze, which sees people drinking a dangerous concoction of alcohol and other liquids and then sharing a video.

He said: “It is a horrible craze which has gone everywhere and hopefully people will prefer to do this instead.”

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  • uk_socrates  |  February 12 2014, 9:39PM

    Well this is better than downing pints! Sadly though its very hard to actually help other people! Although its a nice idea to pay for someone elses kfc its very expensive, and although the person behind saved themselves some money, will they actually go on to do another good deed? Maybe handing out a kfc meal to several homeless people would of been a better idea?

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  • Lisasings  |  February 12 2014, 7:53PM

    Great idea Luke - turn around the stupidity of NekNomination into something good. I don't see it as gloating - it is getting others to do something good too. Don't let other people's negativity spoil your idea. Well done :)

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  • kato48  |  February 12 2014, 4:14PM

    Gloating on your own good deeds ! even if your recipients do not really need your help. My praise is reserved for those that do deeds of kindness without any thought of reward, emotional or otherwise such as those friends, relatives, strangers etc. that help those that are suffering in the floods, they do not seek publicity, they help out of human compassion and kindness.

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