CHIP AND Joanna Gaines are aiming to spread kindness in the community after admitting that they “don’t want to leave a world like this to their children.”
The Fixer Upper stars, who have been married for 16 years, admit that they were feeling low about the state of the world and wanted to find a way of bringing more joy to the every day.
Speaking to People Chip, 44, explained: “All these terrible things that have happened just really shocked my system
“I started talking to Jo like, ‘What can we do?’ I don’t want to leave a world like this to my children.”
They toyed with the idea of “little tokens” of appreciation to strangers before they came up with the idea for their “kindness flyers.”
The couple created four different flyers with tear-off encouraging acts such as “pay for a strangers meal” or “make time to call an old friend.”
The flyers can be downloaded and printed here, and Joanna, 41, hopes that it will encourage others to spread a little kindness.
I challenged our people here at @magnolia to make kindness loud, and I’m asking y’all to do the same. Kindness is contagious, and it’s time we ALL change the conversation. You can read more about it at magnolia.com/blog. #makeKINDNESSloud
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She told People: “We were hoping that it would resonate with people. Little things that wouldn’t feel like a stretch and are good for your soul.”
Explaining the idea in his blog post for his wife’s blog Magnolia Chip said: “I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness lately, about where it starts and what keeps it moving from one person to the next.
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks for a lot of people in our country, and I can’t help but wonder, how did we get here?”
The couple are encouraging their fans to hang the flyers up around their homes or offices to promote a “contagious kindness.”
He added: “The way I see it, how we choose to interact with our neighbors, our coworkers, the people online, the check-out clerk at the grocery store, and even the person who mindlessly cuts us off in traffic has a profound effect on how others will choose to interact with us.
“Because here’s the other thing I believe about kindness: It’s contagious.”
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