‘This is what I was made for!’ 5 friends travel the country, spread kindness to strangers-Durrell Dawson TODAY

Twenty-year-old Alex Radelich started the project while in his first semester at Purdue University in Indiana. He dropped out to pursue ARK Project Now full time.

Twenty-year-old Alex Radelich started the project while in his first semester at Purdue University in Indiana. He dropped out to pursue ARK Project Now full time.

Five friends are hitting the streets this summer, spreading acts of random kindness to strangers around the country through a nonprofit organization called ARK Project Now.

They’ve traveled 6,000 miles in an RV doing simple acts with the mission of creating an epidemic of kindness.

“Kindness communicates value so no matter how large or small an act, it communicates value with people,” said Ted Thatcher, one of the friends who helped start the project.

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Kind Snacks, the guys have left care packages for homeless people, bought coffee for strangers, and visited the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha to cook dinner for families staying in long-term housing. READ MORE

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