Teens in tights pay it forward with superhero acts

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  • Two teens go out dressed as superheroes committing small random acts of kindess
  • Reactions range from joy to tears
Teens in tights pay it forward with superhero acts

High school juniors Zade Abdullah and Kyle Nutt have been posting hilarious videos to their YouTube channel for a year and a half, but their latest creation has the duo providing acts of kindness instead of comedy.

"My parents always wanted me to do good and 16-year-olds are stereotyped for being rotten kids," Abdullah told HLN. "We wanted to show people that all 16-year-olds are not like that. We can be good and do good in the community and make the world a better place."

The Dixon, Illinois, teens did what they had to do to spread the word about small acts of kindness. They put on tights.

The pair, along with another 16-year-old friend with a camera, spent a week going out in public dressed as superheroes doing small acts of kindness for random strangers. From delivering poinsettias at nursing homes to paying for strangers' food at the drive-thru, the two hit the town spreading good cheer. 

After seven days of kindness, the boys sat down for 10 straight hours editing the video.

"My mom always talked to me about being a good person and talked to me about stuff like this. I don't think she really thought I listened to everything she said but I do," Nutt told HLN.

The boys were nervous at first about the public reaction to their Spandex and tights. Their first act of kindness was dashing into the drive-thru lane to pay for someone's food.

"There were a couple of people who looked at us awkwardly, like, 'What are you doing?'. There were a couple of people not understanding the meaning behind it. After seeing the video, people understand," said Abdullah.

"Kids our age think that doing a good act in public is embarrassing. It's not embarrassing. If we can do it in Spandex and tights, anyone can do it," Nutt said.

"Oh, the Spandex and tights are definitely coming back out. They are a part of me now," Abdullah said.

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