It started as a simple question posed to AT&T employees: what would you do with $1,000 to brighten someone’s day?

#SpreadTheCheer was born as a holiday program and now is a year-long pursuit with employees from all over the business submitting lovely ideas of selfless joy for others.

Below are several links to stories of kindness. Please share them and find your own way to pay it forward. We’ll be sure to update this post as we continue to #SpreadTheCheer.

Honor Flight: A veteran's emotional homecoming

Back-to-school surprise at the cash register

A mother's gift: Tulsa soldier memorial

Mother's Day housewarming for previously-homeless LA mom

Sending a Charlotte couple on a date night from the NICU

Bringing a soldier home for a family surprise

Helping the homeless in Atlanta with a food truck day

Creating a special holiday for foster kids

Surprising California grocery customers at the register

Providing some Colorado kids with the gift of giving

A musical treat at a Dallas hospital for children

Making a difference at a Kansas City animal shelter

Treating Indianapolis youth to a holiday theater classic

A special day for Chicago seniors