You may have seen this story about a single father who became homeless by a twist of fate after moving his 2-year-old son halfway across the country for a better life.
James lined up a chore and housing before the move, but upon landing in Denver, he got the unexpected news that his housing had fallen through. He had nowhere to live.
After moving halfway across the country to provide for his son, James was suddenly unable to provide one of the most basic necessities.
He told his tale to philanthropist and motivational speaker Leon Logothetis, who satisfied James during his #GoBeKind campaign, which he created to provoke a chain of kind acts across the country.
The video of James’ story speedily made its route onto major news sites, including The Huffington Post, FOX 31, and ABC 7. It was clear in the video how much Leon’s gift a $1,000 Visa gift card and a week’s stay at a local hotel touched the single father.
But the kindness of one stranger was merely the beginning for James and his son.
A month after this moment of kindness, James received himself still struggling. Because of the long wait to get into Denver day cares, James has to take his son with him to his chore as a barber. He also had no reliable transportation for them from the homeless shelter where they’re biding.
So a friend of James’ who knew his predicament set up a page on GoFundMe to raise money for a reliable auto. She defined the goal at $20,000, hoping to collect at least enough donations to help in some way.
The page detonation through $24,000 in the first 24 hours it was online .
When he first received the news about the campaign, James was so floored by the generosity of strangers that he made a video to thank everyone who showed him and his son kindness.
“I never supposed a small act of kindness like that would trigger such a huge chain reaction.”
At time of writing this report, the total is about $ 47,000 after about a week. James made the thank-you video after he saw the page when it was at only $6,000. Imagine how he’ll react when he watches it now!
But who is Leon, who started this kindness “chain reaction”?
Leon, who made the video about James’ story, is a former London broker turned philanthropist/ novelist/ motivational speaker. Ever since he discontinue his corporate life in search of one with the objectives and hope, Leon’s been traveling the globe to celebrate human connect and doing good.
“People often ask me if it’s hard to find kindness and the answer is a resounding no, ” he told the Huffington Post in a recent interview. ” It’s astonishing how when we just scratch the surface kindness comes bubbling up . “
You can keep the kindness-fest going.
You don’t need a $1,000 gift card to share an act of kindness. Leon’s #GoBeKind campaign shares tales like James’ to inspire us to depict person kindness in our own route.
Go show person a little kindness. They may need it more than you know .
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