A little kindness goes a long way, as the saying goes. One local elementary school showed that it’s more than just a saying, by making it a reality.
Clarkston Community Schools shared on Facebook what students at Independence Elementary created during their Kindness Week Celebration. In February, they created stickers with words of inspiration and encouragement. They gave the stickers to a local Starbucks, and they were placed on coffee cups to spread cheer.
The project went so well that they decided to extend it to a Starbucks on Michigan State University’s (MSU) campus. On May 3, approximately 400 MSU students were getting their coffee with a message of kindness sticker as they finished their semester and finals.
“Be Brave MSU! Be Happy!”
Some of the stickers read, “Be Strong,” “Be Brave MSU! Be Happy!” and “Shine Your Light.” The campus Starbucks even placed a sign at their counter to thank the school. “Clarkston students have been focusing on ways to share kindness in their local community and beyond to the Spartan community,” the sign read. “They want MSU students and staff to know that they are thinking of them,” the sign continued to say.
The community reacts to Kindness Week.
With several comments and shares on the Facebook post, the community shared in on the excitement. “More of this, please!! My heart is exploding! Thank you for putting this into the world!!!!” said one comment. “What a great project! Starbucks should do this in all their shops,” said another comment.
The Spartan community continues to heal from the MSU mass shooting that occurred on Feb.13, where three MSU students were killed, and five other students seriously injured. Though students have left campus for the summer, many community members are going above and beyond to show support. “MSU continues to stand together as a community and support one another during this difficult time,” said the MSU Police in a news release.
Take a look at some of the stickers from the post below.