I cited Secret Agent L as an example of online community during Tuesday’s class. Stories like Secret Agent L’s, or this Victoria biker set on “Random Acts of Coolness”, or a recent Tim Horton’s example, Pour it Forward, get me really excited about the power of social media to bring good to the world. I enjoy teaching Math, Writing and Science, but what I’m most passionate about is helping my students recognize ways they use their gifts and passions to “be the change” in their world. I had forgotten about Secret Agent L until our class on Tuesday, so I looked into her story a little more (she has now revealed her identity, and is also taking a break from the Agency at the moment).
It is amazing when one person’s story meets yours, yet you’ve never met. Her vision and mission inspired me, which I shared with my nephews, as well as my students, which then spread to numerous others who received little bits of kindness from the Agency. That’s the Pay It Forward model in action, and that’s powerful stuff! I love that social media has the power to spread goodness! I would love to hear about how you observed or been a part of The Kindness Movement through social media? I’m especially interested in hearing stories that involve your students!
Here are a few images from the Secret Agents of Kindness Inc. affiliate in Regina! These pictures sure make me smile!!