"This is a joke, right?" Cecelia asks when surprised with the news by her dentist. "Its not a joke," says Mary. "I thought your story was wonderful and I thought … it would be a good thing."
Mary spends the rest of her challenge money on groceries for a single mother, gas for a stranger and Target items for another stranger. She donates the remainder to a local animal shelter.
"I was beaming from ear to ear after each act," Mary says.