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Spreading kindness, one driver at a time

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Spreading kindness, one driver at a time

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Nov 30, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Random acts of kindness go a long way, and one group of friends sees that first hand every weekend.

While driving down Speedway Saturday, I came across three people holding signs with positive messages written on them at the Campbell Avenue intersection. 

I decided to stop and ask them what they were all about. They told me they just like seeing people smile, and they hope that by standing out there for a couple hours every weekend, they might brighten someone's day.

That's really the only reason they do it. No hidden agenda, no ulterior motive. Just for the benefit of seeing someone smile.
   
"Such a simple gesture can really have such a profound impact on somebody," says Cat Solewin, who held a sign with lyrics from a Beatle's song.

"It affects me me in such a great way," says Todd Fuerst, another sign holder. "It brings such a natural smile. They take that and they go where ever they're going through the city and that love just spreads."

Fuerst said he got the idea while driving around Tucson once, when he was having a bad day. He said he wished someone had a sign that said "Have a good day."

The group met through a mutual friend who is currently serving in the Armed Forces and is on deployment.

They also have a Facebook page, where they post positive messages daily.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.