Why Putting Your Finger In Your Selfie Will Give You A Warm, Fuzzy Feeling Inside
Random acts of kindness are trending and these celebs are helping spread the word.
The challenge: Do one small random act of kindness and post it with a selfie holding up one finger. Then, challenge your friends to do the same.
What's the point? To take the power away from bullies by creating a positive environment.
Lily Collins took the challenge. "Smiled at a stranger who looked sad. He smiled back. Spread the happy in #1Act of kindness with @bystanderrevolution. @ciara your turn!"
If you're thinking what she did was no big deal, you'd be right. Being kind is super simple, but it's powerful.
Demi Lovato is known for speaking against bullying, so she's all over this one. Here's her first random act of kindness for the 1 Act Challenge. "Bought the lady behind me a juice at Whole Foods today."
Melissa Joan Hart did it for a few people. "My random act of kindness today was that I let people cut in front of me during rush hour. I now challenge @taysprizzle and @brookeburke"
One small thing can change a person's whole day.
Can I have a "woot woot" for Jason Collins, the first professional athlete of a major sport to come out as gay? Now he's inspiring others to be stand up to bullying by spreading kindness. Here's his general shoutout to join the 1 Act Challenge.
Once isn't enough for Jenna Elfman. She's planning on doing the 1 Act Challenge every day. "I rearranged 2 overhead bins of luggage on the plane this week to help a mother of an infant who needed help with her bag."
Saving the best for last: Jeremy Grace is a high school student from Canada who lives with cerebral palsy. He knows what it's like to be different. He started "The Up High Movement" which is about spreading kindness instead of bullying. Every day, he greets hundreds of students with a high-five, and they love it. He's also joined the 1 Act Challenge.
See more celebs in this 30-second video about taking a stand against bullying by spreading kindness.
Before you say "They're just bragging" or "Why can't they do it without telling people?" you should know that these celebs are part of of a bigger anti-bullying campaign. Bystander Revolution asked them to help share the "1 Act Challenge" as a way to encourage kindness. Yes, people do kind things every day without posting, but the point here is to post. The reason? To take the power away from bullies by showing the power of kindness.
What will your "1 Act" be? Take your selfie, post it and challenge your friends. Help it catch on.