Bunches of kindness

Five-year-old Arabelle and eight-year-old Harper. Pictures: LISA RALPH

By Mitchell Clarke

Two siblings from Cockatoo have brought a smile to the face of all who witnessed their generous act of kindness.

Eight-year-old Harper and five-year-old Arabelle decided to make free bunches of flowers for their community in the hope that their kind act would inspire others to also perform an act of kindness.

The flowers were positioned out the front of their property on Bailey Road with the message: “Help yourself to a bunch of flowers to brighten your home. All we ask is that you pay it forward and perform a random act of kindness to someone else and help spread the love.”

“We wanted to do something kind for people,” Arabelle said.

“We thought it would be nice to make people happy and brighten up their homes,” Harper added.

Their proud mother, Lisa, said the initiative came about after hearing stories of random acts of kindness happening around Australia.

“We teach our children the importance of kindness and compassion so when we see our children enthusiastic and wanting to give back to the community, it makes us very proud parents,” Lisa said.

“The world is going through a dark time at the moment, and we thought we may be able to bring a little bit of lightness to someone’s day and smiles to people’s faces.”

The flowers were quickly snapped up by passerby’s and the act of kindness proved successful.

“We’ve had a constant stream of cars stopping, people walking by and collecting a bunch, and even neighbours taking flowers,” Lisa added.

“I also received a message from one of the mums from school with a photo of the flowers on her kitchen bench and this message ‘They have really brightened up our home. Just what we needed’.”

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