#26 acts of kindness
In the aftermath of the Newton, Conn. shootings, NBC anchor Ann Curry sent out a tweet encouraging those feeling helpless to perform random acts of kindness to honour those who were killed in the shooting. Within days, her tweet and idea have gone viral -- leaving tweeps inspired to spread kindness.
- This was the tweet that set it all off:
- Within hours, tweeps around the world were off and running with the idea.
- — The Angel Project (@TheAngelProjec1)Wed, Dec 19 2012 06:22:00
- — Jill Robinson Kramer (@jillrkramer)Wed, Dec 19 2012 06:57:02Breakfast for a national guard soldier and lunch for the elementary school janitors. #26acts 3 down, 23 to go. My heart hurts less today.
- Some people decided to increase the number of good deeds to honour all the victims:
- — Alyssa Loveless (@alyssaloveless)Wed, Dec 19 2012 05:55:54
- Curry weighed in on the growing phenomenon:
"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," said Curry on nbcnews.com.
"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."
- But some found it distasteful to share the act,
- — Chris Romanyak (@cvrimages)Wed, Dec 19 2012 06:43:00Why is everyone tooting their own horns with this #26acts of kindness? Why do we need recognition to be self aware or compassionate?
- But Curry encouraged people to inspire others.
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