What do London, Ontario Canada, The Carlsberg brewing company and a big tipper in Madison, Wisconsin all have in common? They give us a reason this Friday to feel good. Check this out.
Kindest City In The World?
London, Ontario Canada might just be the kindest city in the world. After some hate-related incidents in 2009 the London Urban Services Organization (LUSO) began an anti-hate, anti-bias program with the month of October being a 1000 acts of kindness challenge.
“The 1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge is a social movement that encourages people to end hate by spreading kindness – one generous act at a time!”
More specifically, people living in London and surrounding communities were issued a challenge: to work together to end hate by completing at least 1,000 acts of kindness in one month, from October 1 to October 31. In just 31 days, thousands of people completed 52,115 acts of kindness and changed thousands of lives in the process! Since that time, the 1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge has grown to include people living in communities throughout Canada and the United States…after all, kindness knows no boundaries!
The 1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge reminds us that we all have the power to create positive change by choosing kindness at every opportunity – anytime, anywhere.
Here’s the official website to read more about it. http://www.1000acts.ca/about/
Here is a video that talks more about it. Pretty cool if you ask me.
1000 Acts of Kindness 2011 PSA from rtraction on Vimeo.
Carlsberg Beer Commercial – What Would YOU Do?
Are you prejudiced? Biased? I say give this commercial a looksee and then decide.
The Carlsberg brewing company, from Denmark, did a clever commercial which will have you rethinking whether you are prejudiced, biased, whether you have guts or not and maybe more. Give it a look.
Big Tipper Leaves Waitress $1,000 Tip
A big tipper is spreading wealth and joy in the city of Madison. A customer at Vasillio’s Greek restaurant left at $1,000.00 tip Thursday. Waitress Sarah Simmons was the lucky recipient of the big tip. She was surprised and elated at the generous gesture.
Simmons says the man filled out his credit card information, and was leaving the restaurant when a co-worker spotted all the zero’s on the receipt. They asked the man if it was right, and he said yes, and that he wanted it to be a surprise.
“I’m still in shock, this is hard to believe. I think it’s going to take a little while to register”, says the lucky waitress Sarah Simmons. Simmons says the largest tip she ever received was $100.00, but that was from a large group.
Owners of the restaurant say the customer has been there before and he wants to remain anonymous. The total for his meal was $31.94.