Somebody pinch me. Could this be real? People waiting in line to get Kindness Certificates: Standing Room Only. Being back in New York City, I headed directly to Central Park. The weather this first full weekend of fall could not have been any more perfect. Families walking by my location stopped by to talk to me about working on a goal of One Million Acts Of Kindness as a family. Families signing their names on a single certificate, pledging to reach the goal as a family. This is a dream beyond anything I ever thought possible.
Today, there was a very large contingent of people from all parts of Australia in New York. New friends from Down Under, pledging to spread this kindness movement across their continent. Full busloads of students filled the small area of Strawberry Fields, many of them came to talk about their wish for a better way of life through kindness. Shannon, a student from George Mason University heard about our visit and tracked us down. She was so thrilled to be able to pledge to the One Million Acts Of Kindness goal. Another very big weekend of talking to nearly 2,000 people for The Kindness Bus Tour.
Just when I thought the weekend had drawn to close, I met the four nicest students from Seattle. Bogart was a big hit and provided a necessary “fix” to fellow Boston Terrier lovers. Make the new total 2,004 for this very big weekend.