Too often, it seems kindness in our world is in short supply. Politicians take vicious swipes at each other during election season. Talk-show callers rant on the airwaves. Irritated drivers share their angry sentiments with, well, you know. Yet, amidst the angry storms that surround us, there are wonderful, often quiet and poignant moments of kindness – people treating each other with gentleness, compassion, and genuine civility. Too often these moments get lost in the noisy, chaos, but sometimes the astute among us notice and learn from them, which is just what happened to thirteen-year-old Jessica Kelly.
Jessica Kelly is an eighth-grade student at the Moses Brown School in Providence.