Salon owner surprised with gifts to help small business during COVID-19

Sometimes the best gifts this season are ones that come from the heart. “(There) have been so many people that have found a way to take the bad and the ugly and negative out of this year and use it for something positive,” said Chancey Gallimore, who owns Bella Blythe Salon and Spa in King, North Carolina.Gallimore said for her, it all started with a simple note. “Chancey, you are probably a bit confused to see the gift cards I just purchased back in your gift bag,” she read aloud from a note.Gallimore said while 2020 has been a challenging year, her community has helped keep her and her staff going. “People were so supportive in giving extra tips and things like (that). Just people worked really hard to come together,” Gallimore said. This is why when Gallimore recently received a letter from a customer, she started to cry. “I’d like for you to gift these to people in your community, whether you gift these to your next clients to offer them a discounted total, or use them as a fun social media give away, (or) have them on hand to give when you notice a random act of kindness,” Gallimore said as she continued to read the letter aloud.She said one of her clients purchased four gift cards worth a total of $160, and then gave them back to her, with the goal to help make someone else’s day a little brighter. “You have done what you’ve needed to do to keep people as safe as possible while also continuing to help people feel like the best versions of themselves. My hope is that this gift will bring you and four others a spark of happiness and good vibes during what has proven to be a challenging time for all,” Gallimore said as she continued to read the letter.And while she already took to Facebook to ask people to nominate their special someone, she said one of the cards is going to a client recovering from COVID-19. Gallimore said she hopes these gift cards will not only shed some light during these dark times but that others will see this gesture of kindness and compassion and pay it forward.Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

Sometimes the best gifts this season are ones that come from the heart.

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“(There) have been so many people that have found a way to take the bad and the ugly and negative out of this year and use it for something positive,” said Chancey Gallimore, who owns Bella Blythe Salon and Spa in King, North Carolina.

Gallimore said for her, it all started with a simple note.

“Chancey, you are probably a bit confused to see the gift cards I just purchased back in your gift bag,” she read aloud from a note.

Gallimore said while 2020 has been a challenging year, her community has helped keep her and her staff going.

“People were so supportive in giving extra tips and things like (that). Just people worked really hard to come together,” Gallimore said.

This is why when Gallimore recently received a letter from a customer, she started to cry.

“I’d like for you to gift these to people in your community, whether you gift these to your next clients to offer them a discounted total, or use them as a fun social media give away, (or) have them on hand to give when you notice a random act of kindness,” Gallimore said as she continued to read the letter aloud.

She said one of her clients purchased four gift cards worth a total of $160, and then gave them back to her, with the goal to help make someone else’s day a little brighter.

“You have done what you’ve needed to do to keep people as safe as possible while also continuing to help people feel like the best versions of themselves. My hope is that this gift will bring you and four others a spark of happiness and good vibes during what has proven to be a challenging time for all,” Gallimore said as she continued to read the letter.

And while she already took to Facebook to ask people to nominate their special someone, she said one of the cards is going to a client recovering from COVID-19.

Gallimore said she hopes these gift cards will not only shed some light during these dark times but that others will see this gesture of kindness and compassion and pay it forward.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.