Couple hides $1,000 in baby products at Target stores to 'spread joy and kindness'

Krystal and Patrick Duhaney decided to pay it forward by leaving cash in baby products at local Target store.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A California couple decided to pay it forward by leaving cash in baby products at Target stores in the Los Angeles area.

"When we had our first child, we struggled to make ends meet, just like most new parents," said Krystal Duhaney.

Duhaney is a mother of two and a registered nurse. She is also the founder of Milky Mama, a company that provides breastfeeding support to parents all over the world.

She recently posted a video on Instagram showing herself inserting money into diaper boxes and formula cans at Target stores.

"We really wanted to make things a little easier," said Duhaney. "Hopefully brighten their day and hopefully inspire others to kind of, you know, spread joy and kindness."

Duhaney and her husband, Patrick, went to a few Targets locations, including one in Signal Hill, one near Manhattan Beach and one in Carson. In total, Duhaney said she left about $1,000 in cash at the various stores.

"As parents raising two young children, it's really important for us to let our children know kindness matters and that you never know what somebody's going through," Duhaney said.

Duhaney said when leaving the money, she was mindful of COVID-19 protocols.

"Diaper containers are sealed. The diapers are wrapped inside the box as well as formula," Duhaney said. "It's not like we're putting it in the powder. There's a cover. So, we were very, you know, intentional and we were making sure that we paid close attention to those types of things as well, to make sure that we weren't actually contaminating anything."

Target has not commented on the story. 

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