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What is 500 Kindnesses?
500 Kindnesses is a charity event of a different sort. Instead of raising money for a specific charity, we ask you, our “sponsors” to pledge acts of kindness to friends, relatives, and strangers and then let us share them (anonymously if you prefer) with others online.  Our first trip was in 2012 and we’re getting ready to ride again in 2017!

On July 1, 2012, Daegan and Todd got on a tandem bicycle and headed east. Over the next month, they travelled over 1,500 kilometres from Toronto (what some consider the rudest and coldest city in Canada) to New York City (What some consider the rudest and coldest city in the states) by way of Ottawa, Montreal, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Along the way they relied as much as possible on the kindness of strangers for lodging via Couchsurfing.org. At the same time, we collected stories of acts of kindness given and received and shared them with our readers.

Thanks to William Murphy for the kindness image.

Whether it be to ask questions, offer suggestions, or just say hi, we’d love to hear from you. Use the form below to get in touch or send an email to ttyrtle at gmail dot com.