Kindness has a huge impact…

I’m a foreign exchange student and a member of the Cheetos Club. This club gave me a huge impact. It saved my school life. Without this Club, I probably spend most of my time alone. I really appreciate all of your kindness. Please keep spreading kindness. When you look back on your time in high school, you will be proud to have been part of this group.

Unfortunately, I have to go back to my country because of the coronavirus.  But I try to give kindness there. Thank you for an excellent time.

Remember, you guys have big power that might change someone’s life and world. You are the hope.

PHS Exchange Student

“I always knew that it felt great to receive kindness. Everybody likes to be noticed and be treated nicely, but being in this group has shown me more. It feels even better to give that kindness to others who need it. It has shown me that it doesn’t just feel good to get kindness, but that it feels good to go and be kind.”

Member of the Cheetos Club

“Your group – The Cheetos Club – is the best thing to happen at PHS in a long time. Service to others and spreading positive messages makes the world a better place. Never underestimate the power of your group to spread happiness – I can still remember my birthday last year – the Cheetos Club left a little “party” on my desk. I can still remember that feeling of joy from that surprise.”

PHS Teacher

Recently, I was asked to write a paper about my hero in English class and . . . I wrote about you because you’re always the person I go to for help and the person that has always been there for me. I chose you as my hero because you are uniquely hardworking, smart, and caring. You encourage me to be a better person/ help others. You are a strong role model for me . . . You are my hero you guys inspired me to be a better person. Hopefully next year I can be in the Cheetos Club.

PMS Student

The Cheetos club has had a significant impact on the climate and culture of our school! Every project is thoughtful, and brings joy to those around them, while encouraging more people to perform random acts of kindness forward.  So many people are struggling with personal issues, and when you see them react to a positive reach out from the club, it is a life changer.   Everyone needs a Cheetos club, and I am so proud of these students and staff who are taking the time to affect real change in our school.

PHS principal

“It is teens like you that give older people like me hope for the future of our world.”

Member of Community

“I came to America to have fun and have a good time.   The Cheetos Club was so kind to me that I actually joined in their cause of kindness.  I have learned the key to the meaning of life and I will be bringing this back to my country in my hope to make the world a better place.”

PHS Foreign Exchange Student

“I have been teaching at Petoskey High School for 34 years and no one has made me feel more special and valued on my birthday than the Cheetos Club.   You took the time to make me feel valued and cared about.  That has not happened in a long time within the halls of this school.   I am so impressed by the Cheetos Club and very grateful for the impact you are making.”

PHS High School Teacher

“I’m not sure who the Cheetos Club is……….but you would not believe what they did and what it meant to me.    I come into this place (PHS) everyday and see the same old thing and you kinda wonder is it worth it all.  Coming in today to our janitorial office and seeing all work the kids put into the posters and treats meant a lot.  I hope this is OK, but I decided to share the treats and kindness with the Cafeteria staff.   Really appreciate the Cheetos Club!  Thank You!  Thank You!”

PHS Janitor

“I was really struggling with a lot of issues and turmoil in my life.  Receiving the blanket, kind handwritten note and treats changed my thinking of taking my life and doing harm to myself.   You guys changed my thinking that nobody cares.   Thank you for caring and doing something that showed you care!  I love the Cheetos Club.”

PHS High School Student

“Cheetos are my favorite “unhealthy” snack, but now I know why! There’s so much love in one big surprise attack from the Cheetos [Club].”

Member of the Community


Cheetos Club was inspired by the kindness of Spencer Tibbits. Spencer was a student at Petoskey High School in Northern Michigan who quietly looked for ways to empathize and show kindness to students going through rough times. The extent of his example was not truly realized until his death on his 17th birthday. One story of Spencer’s kindness that has really resonated with students is a time he consoled a struggling student simply by taking a bag of Cheetos from his backpack and telling the student, “Nobody can be sad while eating Cheetos.” The Cheetos Club is a group of students who carry out acts of kindness in his honor by “Planning To Be Kind.”


Cheetos Club is not affiliated with Cheetos or Frito Lay.

Cheetos Club has been granted limited permission to use the Cheetos name and logo by Frito Lay.