What a great week of reports coming in from The Crucible previews in London…people are enjoying the play tremendously and those who have met Richard Armitage at the stage door have mentioned many times how happy and sweet he’s been. There’s another word to describe him…. it just slipped my mind…wait, it will come to me…um frightening? No, that’s not it. Oh, I remember now – KIND. We all have our frightening moments, but Richard Armitage has shown over and over again that he has a tremendous capacity for kindness despite being absolutely terrifying! And so do you all! You make it a wonderful world…cue gratuitous Louis Armstrong…
The SpReAd the Love campaign celebrates the kindness each and every one of us does in both in our local communities and just in general. So far this year we’ve collected reports of 344 kindnesses ranging from monetary gifts and in kind donations of food, clothing, furniture, toiletries, etc., to simple kindnesses like holding a door or helping out a friend. Our last campaign was specifically directed at extending kindness to children in crisis in honor of Richard Armitage’s role as Chop in the forthcoming film Urban and the Shed Crew during which we collected 144 kindness reports which were matched by a dollar for kindness donations to one of Richard Armitage’s Just Giving Charities
It doesn’t end there…the same anonymous donor has agreed to underwrite a new speed round of kindness collection. July 9th is the opening night for regular performances of The Crucible at the Old Vic Theater in London. I’m shamelessly pasting in Jazzbaby’s fantastic description…you can find it here
So there you have it. Thirteen days before July 9th…that’s less than four kindnesses per day throughout all of ArmitageWorld – easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!! Here, I’ll get us started by giving a shout out to the gentleman with the lovely smile who held open the door for me at the gas station this morning…my day’s a little brighter because of his kindness. So 47 left anddddd…..GO!