What: Promote positive conversation between strangers
Why: People are usually rude to each other
How: Ask them to write something and leave on a box
When: April, 9th, 2011
Where: Washington Square, New York

Sometimes people just don’t do anything spontaneously nice because they don’t have any idea, or they might afraid of directly interacting with strangers. So I decided to create a platform for them to be able to touch a stranger’s heart without needing to run any risk and they could even have some fun with.
I set my booth with some signs and a box. Chris Choi and Burcum Turkmen helped me. For people to participated, they should write a small note to a stranger, fold and leave it in the box. Then they could pick up another random note that a stranger has just left to them.
I wasn’t supposed to read none of the notes, because I wanted to make everybody feel comfortable, but they all looked very satisfied with their notes.
I found this a great way not only to challenge people to be more proactive towards kindness (many of them were in doubt about what could they write) and to bright a bit their days. They were all very satisfied with the notes their strangers had left for them.


  • 1
    May 11, 2011 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    I am very happy and inspired by seeing this. I feel like doing it too. But I am afraid I couldn’t do it in my college, for example, because as some people know each other, they might write mean things just for fun. Do you think it would work too in a less friendly place ?

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    July 11, 2011 - 11:48 pm | Permalink

    i love ur ideia!Im from Brazil!!

    Be happy!!XD

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