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Utica Zoo participates in "Acts of Kindness" movement

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The "Acts of Kindess" movement in honor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims continues to spread, more than a week after tragedy.

The Utica Zoo waived admission Saturday as part of the effort.

NBC News' Ann Curry started the movement on Twitter, encouraging people to pay it forward and do random acts of kindness everyday.

Local resident Melvin Smith took advantage of the free day and said, "You never know, the day could be gone at any given second. Spending time like this and enjoying it with your family is so good. It's good for the soul it's good for the kids. It's just a good day."

Melvin's family spent some time with the animals but they also had a snowball fight and made some snow angels along the way.

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