Young campaigners pour the milk of human kindness
RESCUING tourists in need earned several kind Londoners a medal, a bottle of champagne and unfettered praise thanks to three West Hampstead men who founded the Kindness Offensive. For the offensive s latest project David Goodfellow, James Hunter and Benny
RESCUING tourists in need earned several kind Londoners a medal, a bottle of champagne and unfettered praise thanks to three West Hampstead men who founded the Kindness Offensive.
For the offensive's latest project David Goodfellow, James Hunter and Benny Crane launched the Everyday Kindness Awards to recognise people who do nice things for strangers.
They spent three days on the streets of London praising those who stopped to help one of their actors in need - pretending to be lost tourists, someone who had dropped a lot of important papers or a woman with heavy bags.
Mr Goodfellow, who lives on West End Lane, said: "I read an article about a guy who fell backwards down the stairs and cracked his head but CCTV showed dozens of people just stepping over him.
You may also want to watch:
"Eventually someone did stop to help him but it got me thinking about offering help to strangers and people in public and I thought the idea of rewarding people for being kind to strangers was a good one.
Read more in this week's Ham&High
- 1 Women attacked by wrench-wielding man in Hampstead
- 2 Haverstock Hill cycle lanes order scrapped by Camden Council
- 3 South Hampstead neighbours mourn tree felled by Storm Christoph
- 4 Buyers claim luxury flats are 'nightmare' construction site
- 5 Every single critical care bed full at hospitals
- 6 Camden residents offered symptom-free Covid testing
- 7 'Big victory,' says man behind Haverstock Hill cycle lanes legal challenge
- 8 Crouch End's 'Paul the Paper' bids farewell to Broadway stall
- 9 Westminster Council shelves Paddington Rec cycling plans
- 10 Plans for council homes to replace Highgate car wash