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SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego-area woman is working to honor the memory of a stranger who died hours after paying for her groceries and asking her to "pay it forward."
    
KNSD-TV in San Diego reports (http://bit.ly/1Prk0aK ) that 28-year-old Matthew Jackson, of Oceanside, was killed in a crash on Nov. 11, less than 24 hours after he met Jamie-Lynne Knighten.
    
Knighten was ahead of Jackson in line to pay for her groceries with her crying infant when her card was declined.  She had left her other wallet at home and  so she didn't have another way to pay for the groceries. Jackson insisting on paying for the more than $200 grocery bill saying, "just make sure you do the same for someone else someday."
    
In their short conversation, Knighten learned that Jackson worked at a local L.A. Fitness. She called the gym a week later to praise Jackson, only to find out from his manager that he had died. Knighten was pretty shaken up by the news and unable to sleep, she posted the act of kindness along with her thoughts on the tragedy to her Facebook page. 


Knighten says she is working to further honor the man's legacy and is encouraging others to pay it forward. A Facebook page called Matthew's Legacy has been created to inspire good deeds all over the world.  Just 7 days after creating the page, it already has over 25,000 likes. 


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Information from: KNSD-TV, http://www.nbcsandiego.com/index.html

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