School’s out for summer, but whilst the kids might be taking a break, we’re pleased to see that acts of kindness never stop.
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Two men offer to cook lunch for strangers
A foodie duo from London have begun knocking on strangers doors to ask if they’d like lunch cooking for them. Ed and Hal take to the streets with a recipe in hand, knock on the doors of various homes, and wait for someone to let them in.
They offer the service for free, and say that despite what some might think about letting strangers into their homes, they’ve met some amazing people so far. “‘We haven’t had any bad experiences yet, most people who answered their doors like the idea and are really friendly even if they’re busy or working,” They said.
Retailer makes personalised dresses for autistic girl
A British clothing retailer went above and beyond when a request came into their head office recently. Deborah Price took to Twitter to ask for help when her friend’s daughter grew out of her favourite dress. She explained that children with autism often find comfort in routine and familiarity so she’d taken to wearing the dress daily to ease any anxiety. Next, the makers of the dress saw her plea, and soon posted out several replacements in various sizes, all with a personalised label inside.
Artist installs seesaws at border wall
Amazing: Artists installed seesaws at the border wall so that kids in the U.S. and Mexico could play together. It was designed by architect Ronald Rael. Beautiful reminder that we are connected: what happens on one side impacts the other ❤️❤️❤️(See more photos and videos from Ronald: instagram.com/rrael)
Posted by Jolt Texas on Monday, 29 July 2019
A viral video this week showed children from the USA and Mexico united in play, after artists installed a set of seesaws along the Texas border.
The playful concept was designed by Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture at the University of California and Virginia San Fratello, an associate professor of design at San José State University, who first came up with the idea 10 years ago. The pink seesaws sit on the outskirts of El Paso in Texas and Ciudad Juárez in Mexico, and it was remarked that the installation was a “beautiful reminder that we are connected: what happens on one side impacts the other”.
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