Because every so often kindness reminds us that it has the power to entirely change a person’s life for the better.
This video brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of the story behind Ben’s Bells in Tucson, Arizona.
On March 29, 2002 the founder’s 3-year-old son, Ben, died tragically and unexpectedly due to a respiratory condition. The mother’s grieving process, filled with guilt and anger and even embarrassment, took a brutal toll both on her personal psyche and on her faith in humanity. Then, on a difficult day like any other, a stranger held open the door for her so that she could enter a gas station. Boom. That’s it. That single act of a few short seconds of kindness rocked her to the core and began to heal her deep wounds.
Now, Ben’s Bells has received international coverage for its ability to spread random acts of kindness and to recognize goodness through the simple act of hanging the distinct bells in locations where community-nominated good people will see them.
I’ll let this video from Give Back Films do the talking. Enjoy: