After myriads of set-up meetings and word-spreading on Facebook and Twitter, Random Acts of Kindness on-campus campaign finally made its debut on Feb.26th at Dublin Square Irish Club in East Lansing, MI. And people who came to the event, proved through their kind actions that Love Never Failed.
You must be curious about what good deeds they have been doing during that snowy Saturday afternoon. Well, before we dove into the details, I could assure you what they have done were absolutely sweet and warm enough to drive off the cold.
Our kindness squad gave their very first surprising kindness to the people who parked their cars right outside the Irish Club. And I firmly believed that when those owners came out, they must be wondering why the snow that used to cover their cars, was gone nowhere.
And the second strike took place at the East Lansing Public Library. Our kindness squad put one dollar into several Children’s books with attaching the “Pass It Forward” card to encourage those kids. Just imagine how much joy and how further impacts it could potentially bring to those little readers, when they opened their books and read the note ” Here’s a reward for reading! Keep it up!”
After that, our kindness squad hit one of gas stations and surprised people with filling up their tanks for free. I swear the I am not kidding. It did happen. And now I guess you must be wishing you could be there on that day.
But our highlight was the visit to Aureal T. Cross, who must be one of the most adorable 95-year-old man you would never meet. At the very first beginning, our squad asked him whether they could do anything to help him out. But he just invited our squad in and had a very nice conversation about his life and adventure. In fact compared to doing dishes or shoveling the walkway, it might be more valuable and helpful for just keeping him company and have a talk with him.
Actually there were other kind actions being performed at some point on that day. Just like Kristen Selasky, one of the organizers, said that no matter what, “lives were impacted” at that afternoon.
Random Acts of Kindness is not only a campaign which is just for an afternoon. And it is also not a show but a life-long dedication that we advocate. We are hoping people, especially college students, could adopt this kind of lifestyle and act out kindness everyday in their lives.