One of the things that distinguish the RV community is a willingness to lend a hand. Countless campers have benefited from the kindness of strangers when an RVing family has come to their aid. From sharing a cup of sugar or a bit of mechanical know-how to pitching in when trouble strikes, RVers understand the importance of helping each other. That “we’re all in this together” attitude attracts many people to the RV lifestyle. It is no surprise that RVers have embraced the 26 Acts of Kindness movement that has sprung up in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.
Initiated by NBC correspondent Ann Curry, thousands of people across the country have vowed to perform 26 acts of kindness to honor the 20 children and 6 adults who lost their lives in Newtown, Connecticut. Most acts of kindness may seem to be simple things like buying a cup of coffee for the next person in line or paying for someone else’s meal at a restaurant or donating a bag of food to the local food pantry; but they can have a big impact.
What began as 26 random acts of kindness has touched thousands of lives, restoring hope as each person strives to “pay it forward.” As we drive our RVs “over the river and through the snow” to visit friends and family during the holidays, we will be looking for opportunities to practice small acts of kindness and pay them forward. We hope you’ll join us.