Ann Curry took to her Twitter account a few days ago to encourage Americans to start acting with care and kindness towards one another, particularly in the aftermath of the terrible events in Newtown.
The former Today show host wrote in an article for NBC News yesterday, “Newtown’s heartbreak has a lot of us asking, ‘What can I do?’ Thinking about this, I took to Twitter and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 20 acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. I added, ‘I’m in. If you are, RT #20Acts.’”
After tweeting this, tens of thousands of people responded to Curry on Twitter and Facebook, increasing the number to #26Acts, to memorialize the six teachers who also died that day. Tweets about acts of kindness, both small and large, have been pouring in from across America, and there’s even been acts of kindness tweeted from overseas, as far away as Borneo!
Curry has been retweeting many of the acts of kindness and also shared a number of photos and videos from #26Acts participants in her NBC News article. At the end of the piece, Curry notes that many have wanted to increase the number of acts, to which she says, “All good. You are in charge of this wave now.”
What do you think of Ann Curry’s #26Acts? Are you going to participate? Or if some of you Lovelies already are, we’d love to hear about one of your #26Acts!