Good Culture, a clean-label cultured dairy foods brand based in Irvine, Calif., announced the winner in its holiday "Ridiculously Good People" contest. Good Culture wanted to celebrate all the ridiculous good in the world during the holiday season and asked its community to nominate "ridiculously good people" — a friend or loved one who makes the world better.
Good Culture said that the “Ridiculously Good Person” who stood out among the rest was Jason Mackinnon, who won the grand prize of a kitchen stand mixer (valued at $650) and a year's worth of Good Culture products. He was nominated by his mother-in-law, Karen Anderson, who shared that he is a four-time deployed U.S. Marine and the first to help anyone in need.
A hero both home and abroad, Mackinnon has saved lives by pulling a man out of a burning car and performing the Heimlich on a choking woman, Anderson said.
"Maybe it's his training, but I think it's just his good soul. He doesn't think for a second before he jumps in to help. To top it off, he is humble and never wants any recognition or praise. He just says, 'it's the right thing to do,'" she said.
Good Culture said it congratulates Mackinnon and thanks all those “ridiculously good people” for the “ridiculously good impact” they have on their communities.
"This was such an unexpected surprise," Mackinnon said. "We love cottage cheese and sour cream in our household, and my wife uses them in so many recipes. She's as thrilled about this prize as I am!"