I so very rarely post about non game related things— but I am feeling moved to do this today. Let me explain…
Earlier this week NBC reporter, Ann Curry, said, in remembrance of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut:
“Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for each precious life lost. An act of kindness, big or small — are you in?”
I responded and said, “Yes, I am in…”
In real life, I did a #26Acts at the Starbucks I frequent every day… and treated 26 strangers to their morning coffee (picture).
I then got to thinking… what if I could bring this into Azeroth as well- we can make an impact. We can remember. We can remind people about humanity. The WoW Community is generally quite strong, we could do this! Here is what I will be doing: Over the course of the next few days, I’ll just pick 26 random people I see walking around Azeroth and give them a Pandaria Level Flask that they could use and the following message:
“Hi there, I am doing 26 Random Acts of Kindness in honor of the 26 in Newtown, CT. You are number [Number Here]– enjoy. Pay it forward if this made you smile. facebook.com/26acts or #26acts on Twitter. Have a good day.”
Now, I can’t affect most folks who might read this personally in game. (Since most of you are not on my server!) If this post, and/or Ann Curry’s message inspires you… I urge you to start your own chain of #26Acts. A few minutes of your time to run a lowbie through a dungeon, a free flask, a random BOE, or even a simple “do you need a ride on my flying mount to your quest hub?” can do it.
Ok, Azeroth…. are you in?