May 9th, 2011
You may have seen this bus on Water Street in Dumbo the past week. It’s the work of Bob Votruba, who bought a bus, had about sixty family members, friends and neighbors help paint it and began a ten year journey with his Boston Terrier, Bogart, to college campuses across the country hoping to convince as many people as possible about One Million Acts Of Kindness. Bob’s story is quite remarkable. He quit his job, sold everything, and travels the country on this bus speaking at schools about acts of kindness.
“We are trying to offer inspiration to those wanting to better themselves by leading a lifetime of constantly spreading kindness to others.
Our goal is to reach out to children, teens, and young adults when their minds are open and their personalities are developing. We hope to teach them kindness, empathy and a generosity for others. By living in kindness they will discover the happiness that they can bring to those around them, and ultimately to themselves as well. It is crucial to recognize the importance of being kind to others; adults and teenagers can set the example for young children to emulate. Nothing could be more important in the world than this.”
He believes we can start small and inspire those around us, friends, family, community to create a better future for us all. Go Bob! (Thanks Pam at Journey Home in Dumbo for the tip.)
One Million Acts of Kindness (onemillionactsofkindness.com)