CLEVELAND — Stuart Muszynski said he is on a mission to make Cleveland the kindest city in America.
“You know, you see some garbage that flew out of the garbage can on garbage day and you pick it up and your neighbor sees and says, ‘Oh my God, I have a great neighbor!’ You know? I’m gonna do an act of kindness for the other neighbor,” he said.
Muszynski is the president and co-founder of Values-in-Action, a group that launched the Just be Kind campaign.
“Over the course of the last year and a half, there are many companies that have asked us, 'How do we get our employees involved?' And we would send out engagement sheets where you do this, you do this you do this, and it was just too difficult,” Muszynski said.
So, Values in Action worked to make it easier and more accessible with an app. It allows users to document acts of kindness.
Muszynski hopes it causes a chain reaction of kindness. It's also a platform where everything is positive.
“If you’re having a down day, you could go back and see life is not so bad. Look at all of these acts of kindness that you submitted,” he said.
In these divisive times, Muszynski said something like this is needed now more than ever.
”You could all of a sudden see that these acts of kindness are swirling around our community. So let’s pay it forward and if we pay it forward, truly, northeast Ohio’s gonna be known as Kindland because we’re gonna become the kindest place in the country.”
To learn more about the app, click here.