Runnin’ with Rani: Cycle of giving — Franz Weber, volunteer extraordinaire, paying it forward

Students at Kealakehe Intermediate received bikes, helmets, water bottles and safety lights from Weber's Paying It Forward nonprofit. (Franz Weber/Courtesy Photo)

Weber recently used his PIF to purchase 13 pairs of basketball shoes for students at Kahakai Elementary School. (Franz Weber/Courtesy Photo)

Kailua-Kona's Franz Weber has volunteered at numerous swim-bike-run events and community organizations for 30 years. Weber recently founded Paying It Forward, a nonprofit designed to raise funds for those in need. (Makena Becker/Hawaii Sport Events)

Sometimes the simplest of emotions can go a long way.