Local students create colorful act of kindness for the cold

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It appears as though some young do-gooders want to help folks stay warm in Panama City during this cold snap.

On Thursday, business owners in downtown St. Andrews began noticing colored fabric wrapped around telephone poles along Beck Avenue.

Brad Stephens, one of those business owners, said they quickly realized they were scarves -- up for grabs for anyone who needed one.

Stephens, who owns Sunjammers Water Sports, noticed the act of kindness and shared it on social media.

"They have a little note that reads, 'I am not lost. Please take me with you if you are cold. Stay warm. God Bless,'" said Stephens, reading the note left on an orange scarf. "You know it was right before the cold blast, I guess that's why they put them out. And the community has just received it, some have been taken some have been added back. So it's just a great little thing in St. Andrews."

According to their Facebook page, it appears as though the students at St. John Catholic School are to thank.

As of Saturday afternoon, there were a few orange scarves still up for grabs.