Kindness Captured: One day, many random acts of kindness

Nadine Bells
Good News
July 26, 2012

Acts of kindness don't have to be random. They can be coordinated, too.

On June 30th, volunteers in Syracuse, New York City, Dallas, Boston, Seattle and Richmond, Viginia simultaneously went on a kindness scavenger hunt, putting smiles on strangers' faces throughout the city.

American Bear Films and Guerrilla Goodness partnered together for the event, called "Kindness Captured: A Day of Bravery and Kindness," and compiled an inspiring video of the kindness.

A Facebook event page explained how "Kindness Captured" worked:

"All around the city we will be placing Kindness Kits — complete with a draw-your-own-mission envelope, the props you need to complete the missions, instructions, and a disposable camera to document your adventure."

The good Samaritans operated in small teams or two or three, performing the missions — handing out bottles of water on a hot day or leaving notes of encouragement under doorsteps, for example — laid out for them in the Kindness Kits.

"We want to share the idea you can really brighten someone's day," Greg Grano, on of American Bear Films' founders, told HooplaHa.