What a pleasure it was to have the opportunity to visit this High School on the Upper West Side of New York City. Having daily exposure of The Kindness Bus on the UWS, paid off by having one of the students at this small school realize that a visit by us would be possible by having one of her teachers contact us. Teacher, Jennifer Appel and Educational Director, Ric Couchman arranged our visit to this dog friendly campus. Bogart stole the show, as the students listened to his life story and the story of The Kindness Bus Tour’s travels. The students at this small school were so genuinely friendly and interested in what I had to say about an individual making a difference in the world, the power of one.
I was able to pull The Kindness Bus, at the end of the school day, directly in front of the school’s entrance. Most of the students waited to take a group photograph by the bus and several students talked with me for nearly a half hour. This was a huge visit for us, made possible by the diligence of one caring student, Sophia. My sincere thanks to her.
Three wonderful articles were written by Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson in Sweden about One Million Acts Of Kindness; the links are below.