Kids cultivate kindness activity in Minden
By Sue Tiffin
Last week, a group of cousins brought a fresh offer of colour and kindness to Minden.
“Our daughter, Kadyn, is very in tune with what is going on around her and the world,” mom Kayla Gillooly told the Minden Times. “She wanted to do something nice for people. She had no one specific in mind, just wanted to make someone’s day.”
Meanwhile, Kadyn’s cousin Lucas Shaw had
told his mom the week prior that he wanted to participate in an act of
kindness one day. The four kids – nine-year-old Kadyn Gillooly,
five-year-old Kienan Gillooly, five-year-old Lucas Shaw and
three-year-old Logan Shaw, discussed together a way in which they could
help bring kindness during a trying time in history.
“They came up with many ideas including giving out caterpillars so people could watch them turn into butterflies,” said Kayla. “They ended up agreeing on handing out flowers, because flowers make people smile.”
HVAC Co., owned by Kayla and Kieran Gillooly, purchased 60 flowers from a
local shop, and the kids wrapped each one with a tag that said,
“Kindness is spreading sunshine in other people’s lives regardless of
“The kids would walk up to anyone they saw, hand them a flower and [say], ‘this is for you,’” said Kayla. When recipients asked what the gift was for, the kids replied with, “it’s to make you smile.”
“We like to say that the world is full of kind people, but if you can’t find one, be one,” said Kayla. She noted that it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the kids out and about in the future, trying again to add a moment of kindness to people’s days.