#26Acts of Kindness

Inspired To Act: #26Acts Of Kindness To Honor Those Lost In Newtown, Conn.

By Ann Curry, NBC News


Newtown’s heartbreak has a lot of us asking, “What can I do?” Thinking about this, I took to Twitter and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 20 acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. I added, “I’m in. If you are, RT #20Acts.”

Tens of thousands of people on Twitter and Facebook not only seized the idea, they increased it to #26Acts, to include the heroic teachers, and are launching acts of kindness big and small all over America. The acts are spreading overseas, including one tweeted from Borneo.

Community members of Newtown, Conn., and strangers from around the world, are banding together to offer support during the aftermath of one of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

Some changed the hashtag to #26ActsOfKindness, some wanted to increase it to 27, and 28. All good. You are in charge of this wave now.

We are curating some of the acts shared so far, as a way to inspire you, and maybe help heal us all.

Fred Rogers once said that when he saw scary things in the news as a boy, his mother would say, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Go to the NBC article HERE to read all of the wonderful ideas submitted by readers in the comments section.

Don’t forget to GYA today!



16 thoughts on “#26Acts of Kindness

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  2. I love that quote from Fred Rogers’ mother: “look for the helpers…” What a way to keep from being overwhelmed and sinking into despondency. It gives something positive to focus on….to find a way to help.


  3. Wonderful indeed! It is posts such as these that show us all that there is a lot of good still left in the world. Indeed there is hope for us all. May we all continue to be kind to one another and to love one another. My prayers, and those of my family’s are with those spreading love and kindness to those affected in Newton, CT as well as those whose families are directly affected by such a grave act.



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  6. Reblogged this on Sahbinah Violet Flynn and commented:
    Simple Acts of Kindness in honor of Newton, CT…are you in? You just never know how your kind gesture will positively enrich and transform someone’s life. In the words of Ghandi, we have to be the change we want to see.


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