I’m overjoyed to announce that I’ve embarked on a new adventure: the #GoBeKind Tour.
I’ve partnered with Trivago, the travel company that’s trying to make a difference. Trivago is helping me to travel across the U.S.A. to spark a contagious chain reaction of acts of kindness starting with unsuspecting good Samaritans. Learn more about #GoBeKind here.
The first stop on my trip was New York City, where I met Ed, one of the kindest people I’ve ever encountered. Here’s the video where I met Ed and, with the help of Trivago, gave back some of the same kindness that Ed’s given the world for such a long time.
There are 8.4 million people in New York City. The chances that I would happen upon Ed Plumacher, who was running a bit behind schedule on his way to work, are slim. Ed is a legally blind New Yorker who runs AccessQuest, a not-for-profit charity organization that helps people with vision disabilities adjust and acclimate to their new life. Ed and I bonded over our common goal of giving back to others who need it. With the $1000 Trivago and I gave him, Ed is going to use the money to help him buy the necessary equipment to start up a podcast aimed at providing insight and education for the blind. Such a venture in an accessible format will provide a great impact on the blind community. Ed will use the rest to take a well-deserved ski vacation with his family in a location that has blind skiing programs.
Learn more about Ed’s non-profit & how you can get involved.
Trivago and I share the goal of starting a contagious chain reaction of kind acts. People in need and those who give back should be recognized. I’m asking you to #GoBeKind by performing your own acts of kindness and sharing them on social media with the #GoBeKind tag. I’ll be watching and re-posting the best stories.
Together, we’re making the world a kinder place—I thank you for all your support.