Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Exploring Kindness and road trips. They just make sense together.
There’s something truly magical that happens when you pack up a minivan with your best friends and hit the road together to Explore Kindness together. We should know…
During our freshman year at Purdue University, we weren’t interested in participating in the typical debauchery-filled Cancun Spring Break trip, but we also realized that there weren’t many alternatives for how to spend the week. So, we decided to create our own.
Together, we packed up our mom’s purple minivan and embarked on a road trip with the mission of performing acts of random kindness everywhere we went. We had no money, no place to stay, and no plans. It was wonderful. At each new city, we would perform as many acts of kindness as possible, and then flip a coin to decide where to drive next. At the time, we honestly didn’t even know what it meant to be kind, and we certainly weren’t very good at it. But through our experiences, we got a little bit better at loving people, and our eyes were opened to the transformational power of kindness. We were addicted.
Since that time, we’ve competed six national tours, driven over 35,000 miles, visited 40 states, performed thousands of acts of kindness, and been featured on dozens of national media outlets. We even traded in the soccer mom minivan for a brand new RV that was donated to us.
We’ve been able to Explore Kindness, and America. And now it’s your turn!
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