It has been a tough few weeks for Nashville, for the country, and for the world. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, people are trying to rebuild their homes, many Americans are losing their jobs, and we are all forced to stay in as we fight through this pandemic. Despite all this turmoil, beauty and kindness have remained.
We decided to flip the script and shine our spotlight, while we can, on some of the kindness that we have witnessed from others because Kindness Isn’t Canceled. To grab your exclusive shirt, click here.
As schools across the state are closed and kids are cooped up in their houses, a small act of kindness and love accompanied by a flourishing Facebook page created all the difference. A few parents from Long Island, New York created the ‘Rainbows over Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Beyond,’ Facebook group with the idea that kids could have a community-wide rainbow hunt, which is a safe and easy way for kids to get out of the house while still practicing social distancing.
Kids across the state have created rainbows with chalk, paint, and other means, as well as, hung up drawings and pictures on their doors or in their windows. Parents get a chance to take their children on a fun scavenger hunt through the neighborhood either on foot or by car. It’s a fun and innovative way to pass time and remind parents and children alike that we are all in this together!
The rainbow hunt is an important story to share because it is a simple way to spread kindness and community, while we all deal with this ever-changing world that we are living in. This simple idea turned into a 36,000 and counting Facebook group with thousands upon thousands of children participating all over the state and beyond. All it takes is heart and an idea to make a positive difference.
Although this may just seem like a small feat, it reminds us all to help out where we can. It reminds us all to virtually check in on our friends, families, and even our co-workers. Stories like this remind us that kindness goes a long way!
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We look forward to continuing to keep bringing you more stories that remind us that Kindness Isn’t Canceled. Join us in our campaign, and buy yourself a t-shirt here. As always, we appreciate your support of NYCountry Swag.
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