One Final Excerpt
June 11th, 2013
The CNN article which went “live” nearly a week ago has had a big viewership.
Evelio Contreras of CNN captured a couple of the quotes written on The Kindness Bus, perfectly.
It’s a living memorial, he says, of the people who took the time to write on it.
But it also speaks to the future, when days are long and he needs a reminder to keep going.
He likes the simplicity of one note that a 3-year-old left with the help of his mother: “Just be nice.”
And the wisdom of a 92-year-old man who was married for 60 years: “Tell your love, you love her every day.”
“Even on a cold day,” Votruba says, “It warms the soul.”. Those few lines capture the nearly 90 years of difference in age of two individuals who wrote on The Kindness Bus, four-plus generations, and the message remains ageless and pure simplicity…the importance of life can be summed up in two words…kindness and love.