"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rebecca Schofield, a young woman whose campaign to spread kindness had an immeasurable impact on Riverview, New Brunswick and people around the world who were personally touched by Becca's request.
She proved that one person, through simple actions, can make a positive difference in the lives of others. Four words -- Becca Told Me To -- emboldened people of all ages and abilities to perform small acts of kindness, at times for complete strangers. We have witnessed the extraordinary reach of the #BeccaToldMeTo movement as messages from all over the world posted to Becca's Facebook page reminded us that being kind is a choice we make each day.
Becca will be remembered for her kind heart, bravery in the face of adversity and her love of our community.
On a personal note, like so many in Riverview, I came to know the Schofield family including Becca, her sister Gabrielle and parents Anne and Darren, through the inspiring updates on Becca's journey they shared over the last few years. It was an honour to develop a friendship with the Schofields and observe the extraordinary strength of love, respect and admiration shared between them.
Our thoughts are with Becca's family and friends. May we all honour Becca's legacy by continuing to make the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time."