Kindness Goes A Long Way: Today Marks The Beginning Of Be Kind To Humankind Week

What better way to start Friday off than by celebrating “Be Kind to Humankind Week” which kicks off today, reminding individuals worldwide of the power of kindness. 

Created in August 1988 by Toms River, New Jersey resident Lorraine Jara, the week-long celebration encourages people to exhibit acts of kindness and empathy towards one another.

Jara’s inspiration to initiate the event stemmed from a tragic incident involving two men from her hometown. Their unfortunate fate led her to establish Be Kind to Humankind Week. Notable figures, including Oprah Winfrey, Paul Simon, and several U.S. Presidents, have acknowledged Jara’s efforts in promoting kindness.

Though celebrated annually, Jara hopes that this initiative sparks a continuous culture of kindness and empathy, transcending the boundaries of a single week. The event also holds the potential to instill these values in young minds, fostering a brighter and kinder future for all.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell