Donated to the519.org, a charity working to support Toronto’s LGBTQ community.
Befriended a stranger at the airport who very anxious because it was her first time flying. She shared that she was going to Texas to meet her newborn grandson, but could only afford to visit for one week. It made me think of the joy of spending long stretches of time with both Jackson & Owen when they were born, and how grateful I was that I could do it.
I did my best to ease her airport anxiety and later saw her at her gate. I ended up talking to her about Jackson & our kindness project, and asked her to accept her a gift on his name, so she could enjoy some special time with her 3 grandkids in Texas ❤️
Found this website, then arranged with 10 other families to raise $1,000 for a shoe donation to students at a local school. Thirty pairs of shoes, allowing kids to play on the basketball team — including three children living in a shelter, who’d never had new shoes until now. They’ll continue to do this in years to come — an amazing gift. ♥️
“Harper is sharing her mama’s milk (to someone who could really use it) in honor of Jackson today ❤️”
Natalia’s former advisor received this framed photo with a Jackson kindness card attached — a complete coincidence; the gifter had no idea she knew Natalia personally. The gifter (a stranger to us) was inspired to do this act of kindness after hearing Natalia’s podcast.
“This photograph of Roxburough Park (in Colorado) was taken while hiking on a painful day when she herself experienced a sense of connection through this small act of kindness.”
Brought breakfast to her coworkers for SUDC Awareness Month
“I visited the biggest Temple in Melbourne for the first time and in honor of Jackson, I shared his story with this monk and donated money. The Monk asked me not to put his Kindness Project card in the donation box... she wanted to keep his card at the temple and pray for him every night. In our culture, we pray for his spirit to be free.”
Bought a family a Daniel Tiger toy, since that was Jackson’s favorite show. The sweet mom he treated said "I'll pay it forward!"
Bought friend her favorite bread from specialty bakery during a hard week!
Donated blood in honor of Jackson. She used her arm with her Jackson tattoo and chose a pink bandage, his favorite color. Then came over for Owen snuggles 🥰
Natalia & Bryan
Brought Larsen’s bakery treats for Labor and Delivery staff at UW on Owen’s 1 month “birthday”
Donated pajamas to foster kids in Oregon
Bought a stranger a cup of coffee in the security line at the airport ☕️ ❤️
“Extra-generous tip to a lovely young woman for a scone at the airport, on my way to meet Owen 💕. I gave her Jackson’s card & told her he was gone, but that I was meeting my new grandson today. She tried to give me my food for free! - but I told her the kindness was on my part, a gift to her ❤️”