NEWTOWN, Conn. - The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School prompted NBC's Ann Curry to take to Twitter. She challenged her followers to commit 26 acts of kindness in honor of those victims, and a social-media movement was born.
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.
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.
We are curating some of the acts shared so far, as a way to inspire you, and maybe help heal us all.
Fred Rogers once said that when he saw scary things in the news as a boy, his mother would say, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
Below, find some of the helpers:
Are you in?
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