Kindness is the mentality that’s always in style
A little kindness goes a long way and helping those in need has always been a lifelong passion for Leon Logothetis. So when the author, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and host of National Geographic’s hit series Amazing Adventures of a Nobody got the chance to turn his book, The Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Ignite Good Will and Transform Lives Around the World into a TV series, he quit his job and jumped at the opportunity.
The 13-part Netflix series follows Logothetis as he travels to 20 different countries on his yellow motorcycle, with no food and no plan. Over the course of his six-month trip, he found that many people gladly helped him – even if they were struggling themselves – and gives back to those who deserve it most.
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Logothetis met a homeless man named Tony, who had no possessions other than a bag of clothes, and still opened his heart to help him. Tony fed him, offered him a place to stay for the night, and watched over him until the morning.
Even though Tony didn’t have much to offer, his altruism stuck with Logothetis, so he made it his mission to repay Tony’s act of kindness.
“We hear about all the negative things happening out there,” says Logothetis, “but there is so much kindness out there as well that we don’t ever hear about.”
The Kindness Diaries Netflix series is a powerful example of how it doesn’t take much more than a good and open heart to spread kindness around and make a profound difference in many lives.
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