MERIDIAN, Idaho — The city of Meridian is continuing their tradition of spreading kindness for the fifth year in a row. The City is hosting the annual Do The Right Day today, April 4. The goal of the day is to encourage people to do something nice for the person to their right. This can be helping a neighbor, giving a classmate a nice note or buying coffee for a coworker.
"This event is a great reminder of how powerful our actions can be. Do The Right began five years ago after eye opening discussions with our Mayor's Youth Advisory Council regarding bullying and teen suicide. We live in a caring and compassionate community and it's important to show our youth, and each other, examples of that compassion. You never know how one act of kindness will change someone's life," said Mayor Tammy de Weerd, City of Meridian.
This year's Do The Right Day starts with the Meridian Ministerial Fellowship's 50th Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. Afterwards, Mayor de Weerd will join local elementary schools for her spring Walking Club. She will discuss the importance of being kind while walking with the students.
"Every year it's heartwarming to see the response on social media. Do The Right is one of my favorite events each year. As this will be my last year as Mayor, I have a few surprises up my sleeve. I don't want to give anything away, but I look forward to reconnecting with the local choirs that helped to make this year's State of the City so special," said Mayor de Weerd.
New this year will be "kindness trees" in area schools with tags to give students ideas for small acts of kindness they can do. For more information and ideas on how you can help spread kindness today click here.