An anonymous group of Buena Vista residents is bringing the national Random Acts of Kindness Week into focus for Buena Vista Feb. 16-23.

With the goal of making kindness a norm, locals and visitors alike can participate in daily activities aiming to foster friendliness and to unite the town in good deeds.

“The hope, the intention behind our group is to initiate sparks of kindness that will light a chain reaction through our small community, then ignite beyond it. True human connection is so incredibly and increasingly important, especially today,” a group member said.

“The national Random Acts of Kindness Week aims to foster that connectedness and remind individuals that we are all able to spread love with simple gestures, smiles and thoughtfulness.”

The week will kick off with a bonus kindness day Friday, as community members can attend a free yoga class with Empower Yoga Studio.

Themes for each day of Random Acts of Kindness Week are:

Feb. 16: “Smile Day.”

Feb. 17: “Be Conscientious.”

Feb. 18: “Help Our Schools.”

Feb. 19: “Self-Education.”

Feb. 20: “Leave a Treat.”

Feb. 21: “Community Help.”

Feb. 22: “Scavenger Hunt.”

Feb. 23: “Nonprofit Help.”

Visit for details on activities associated with each theme or follow the “BV Random Acts of Kindness” Facebook page for more information on each day of the week.

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