The Kindness Experiment & The Kindness Balloon
In honor of World Kindness Day yesterday….. We are excited to introduce the #KindnessExperiment and the #KindnessBalloon
Created by a 7 yr old to see how far kindness can go!
When we were at Disney a few months ago my 7 yr old son was gifted a Mickey balloon by a family while in the Magic Kingdom. This small random act of kindness brought such JOY and as our vacation progressed I realized this was a great teachable moment!
On our last day, as we were headed to the Magical Express, I made the suggestion to my tiny human, that perhaps we should do the same and gift the balloon to another little boy or girl! He was hesitant at first but set out on a quest around the Grand Floridian lobby for the perfect recipient.
With the ideal match found and a few words spoken (by me) he handed over the balloon and instantly lit up like a light bulb!! At that moment, he saw the magic in the eyes of the child he gave the balloon to and IT CLICKED! It all mattered and he truly understood!! Kindness is magical….
We all parted ways… us to the airport and the new balloon family to the parks. Once home, we quickly fell back into the everyday grind and my husband and I forgot about the balloon…. but our little guy didn’t!
His wheels had been turning since that moment and one random morning, a few weeks after being back home, he asked if we could start a “kindness experiment.” We talked, brainstormed, reached out to friends for advice and brainstormed some more…… and….. here we are!
So yesterday, on the day of kindness we bring you the #KindnessBalloon. Created by a 7 yr old that is wiser than his years! He’s on to something…so I ask you all to join in and help in our #KindnessExperiment and make kindness a magical movement! Kindness shouldn’t just be a random moment…. it should be an everyday, every minute thing!
How it works: Purchase a balloon and enjoy it during your magical vacation! When you are ready to leave….. find a new owner and pass the balloon on!
Let’s show this 7 year old that Kindness (and pixie dust) can CHANGE THE WORLD!
You never know, you might just make some new friends along the way too! Kindness matters!