The girls and I were tootling down 23rd street this afternoon in search of fabric markers when I spied a bus covered entirely in hand painted letters. Obviously I couldn't pass that up without a closer look, so I made a dramatic U-turn and went to check it out. Turned out that it wasn't just any old gussied-up bus, but the One Million Acts of Kindness bus! Bob, the founder of this amazing endeavor, is currently on a 10 year trek around the US to encourage people to practice one million acts of kindness in their lifetimes.
We chatted with Bob and Nathan, his videographer, for a bit about how and why he got started on his mission (read more about it here) and before we parted ways he gave us a delightful children's book he wrote about this cross-country adventure he's taking with his dog, Bogart. How lucky for us that they decided to make a pit stop in little Lawrence, Kansas on their way! And equally lucky for us, he parked the bus right next to Freddy's -- so it seemed only natural to head next door and top off the afternoon with a bowl of chocolate frozen custard. (Taking kids out for ice cream counts as an act of kindness, doesn't it?)