Local kids spreading message of 'The Kindness Revolution'

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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- A national initiative is taking off in Texoma and it's all focused around one main goal- being kind.

The Kindness Revolution started 10 years ago in Tennessee, with a mission "to bring respect and kindness into the workplace, schools and everyday life."

It's since spread all over the nation and now a Sherman man is one of the nonprofit's newest ambassadors. He's getting some help from a group of local kids, but this is just the beginning.

"When he started a program it allowed kids to feel good about being kind, this is something that's really needed right now, " Ibrahim Sangare said, who the nonprofit asked to be a local leader for the revolution.

The movement is starting with "Kindness Revolution" bracelets that all have a similar message they hope to spread: It's cool to be kind.

Ibrahim Sangare started a Sherman Kindness Revolution Facebook page, catching the attention of Sherman Elite Track Club Director Devin Johnson.

Thursday, hundreds of the bracelets were passed out to her team.

"This is a young age group of kids and they are struggling with identity and bullying, and I thought it was a perfect time to have my team involved," Johnson said.

It's a short phrase with a powerful message for all ages.

"You got to be kind to others cause they'll be kind to you," 12-year-old Kevon Cox said.

And it seems to be sticking.

"If someone asks you for something, you would say well yeah of course, cause that's just being kind," 11-year-old Makayla Keunzi said.

"I'm gonna go to school with this and I'm gonna show it to all my friends and I'm gonna tell them to be kind," Cox said.

The bracelets are free to the public, but that's just one part of the mission.

Sangare said he is planning events in the community and at schools. There are also daily kindness tips on the social media page.

If you want to be a part of the mission, click on the Related Link or contact Sangare with State Farm at 903-771-4153.