MANCHESTER, Pa. –¬†A man who battled depression is finding a reason to move forward by performing acts of kindness for others.

Terry LaFaver regularly strolls his local grocery store in Manchester, Pennsylvania searching for someone who looks like they could use a pick-me-up.

“I don’t call it paying it forward, because I know the people I’m picking won’t be able to pay it forward,” LaFaver told WPMT.

Terry doesn’t do what he does for recognition, but rather it gives him a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

According to WPMT, in one of LaFaver’s darkest days, his friends believed he had committed suicide, because he was so depressed.

It wasn’t long after that scare that LaFaver found his calling, and started going out of his way to help others.

Now, he visits several establishments in his town on a regular basis to pick up the bills for complete strangers.

He hopes other learn from him. He said it doesn’t even take any money to lift another person’s spirits. Sometimes, even opening the door for a stranger is enough to bring a smile to someone’s face.

“It doesn’t take money to do that,”¬†LaFaver said.

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Man struggling with depression finds reason to live by picking up grocery bill for strangers

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