Constance…I FUME over the classification of these acts of kindness OR ANY ACT OF KINDNESS as random.
If there is anything random, Evil is what strikes in this way…seemingly no rhyme, no reason…no thought, sentientness or awareness or planning, or the most crucial element…choice.
We…humans…image-bearers, signifiers and signified both…we have choice, and thus have power over the forces that move and kill on random tides flowing.
The reason that you and I feel that welling lovely pain in our hearts as we read of what people have done is because they have chosen to value a greater good to the highest degree, and made the heart choice to be the love in this world and to do this to whomever was in their path regardless of knowing them or not…
…but not random. No.
Kindness is the very breath of God.
Let love be your guide, intentionally considered, liberally practiced.