A few years ago, we heard about a family in Vancouver, Canada who were doing something that we considered extraordinary.
You see, they decided to spend a whole year leaving little gifts around Vancouver. It was hard to say where they would show up – the underside of benches, at bus stops, under plant pots, on railings – but show up they would! $20 notes or a bag of gold coins were the traditional fare.
This family did everything anonymously. They didn’t want the credit, they just wanted to do something that would bring a smile to someone’s face. You see, if you were lucky enough to stumble across one of their gifts then it was yours to keep.
They called this, “Guerrilla Giving”.
We know what you’re thinking. “But that’s what you’ve called your website!” Why, yes, it is! But rest assured, we checked with them (years ago) about picking up on their idea and using the same name. They were all for it because they knew that, like them, we just wanted to bring a smile to someone’s face.
So, why did it take so many years for us to act on it? Time. Resources. The usual.
And here we are.
We want to pick up where that Canadian family left off. We want to leave gifts, not just monetary, and perform Random Acts of Kindness all over New Zealand. And we hope you’ll join us.
If you found something we left, let us know!
If you have left something or done something for someone else, let us know! (Pictures are even better!)
In a world where so much of what we see and hear is dark, a little kindness goes a very long way. Try it!