Stories about good deeds are more valuable than ever. They're especially heartwarming when they involve paying a kind act forward. Even Canadian actor Nathan Fillion has a story to share like that.\nIn a May 22 Instagram post, Fillion told a story about how a Costco employee's random act of generosity had reached him.\n"The other day in Canada, a woman buying gas at a Costco had trouble with her credit card," the story begins, "The attendant bought her gas out of his own pocket and asked only that she pay it forward."\nFillion writes that the Costco was located in Edmonton and that the employee's name was Les Thompson.\nAfter identifying those details, the actor reveals his connection to the event, writing, "That woman was my mother."\nFillion, who has starred in projects including the cult sci-fi series Firefly, Castle, and most recently The Rookie, said that Thompson's actions restore his faith in humanity.\nHe then shares the details of how he plans to pay the Costco employee's kindness forward.\n"My dad and I are sending three iPads and headphones to a nearby senior care facility so that folks there can visit with their families," the actor writes.\nView this post on Instagram The other day in Canada, a woman buying gas at a Costco had trouble with her credit card. The attendant bought her gas out of his own pocket and asked only that she pay it forward. That Costco was in Edmonton, that attendant was Les Thompson, and Les? That woman was my mother. You restore my faith in humanity, sir. My dad and I are sending three iPads and headphones to a nearby senior care facility so that folks there can visit with their families. Right now, we could all stand to be a little less afraid, and a little more Les. (Canada, Costco, Les, iPads, and my mom not pictured.) A post shared by Nathan Fillion (@nathanfillion) on May 22, 2020 at 10:51am PDT\nHe concludes his post with some clever wordplay, writing "Right now, we could all stand to be a little less afraid, and a little more Les."\nFillion included a photo of himself smiling, and helpfully indicated that all of the other people and elements he mentioned in his post, including Thompson, the iPads, and Costco, were not pictured.\nView this post on Instagram These two happy people are my parents, God rest their souls (not dead). I speak with them nearly everyday, laugh with them always, and learn from them constantly. I appreciate them more than they know, and yes, mom- I know you hate this picture. A post shared by Nathan Fillion (@nathanfillion) on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:35am PST\nCanadians have been performing good deeds to help each other through these very strange times.\nThey even started a trend called "caremongering" in several cities to make sure that people who need assistance with anything can get what they need.\nSome people, such as Alberta's wine ninjas, have even found a way to make kindness just a little more silly and fun.