In March of this year, the Utah Legislature passed HCR22 designating April as #MSDKindness Month to honor the lives that were lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, FL on February 14th. The hope is this would encourage Utahns across that state to perform small, random acts of kindness. Kindness goes a long way – a word, a smile, or a touch – can change the trajectory of someone’s day. Those small acts compounded over time can provide hope where there is hopelessness.
The Office of the Attorney General invites you to participate in doing small acts of kindness throughout the entire month of April and let us know how it goes! As we hear about the small acts, we’ll be able to shine a light on acts of service, love, and kindness done while we honor those who’ve lost their lives and their families they left behind.
You can report an act of kindness performed in a few ways:
- If you are a student or a parent of a student, download the SafeUT app. Submit a tip, select your school, and choose Kindness to share what you’ve done or what you’ve seen.
- If you are not connected to a local school, send a DM (direct message) through Facebook or Twitter letting us know what you’ve done or seen.
We’ll be highlighting these acts throughout the month. In this, we hope to create a wave of kindness that covers the state.