#ElPasoChallenge: Texas Boy Honors El Paso Mass Shooting Victims With Kindness Challenge by Donna John

#ElPasoChallenge: Texas Boy Honors El Paso Mass Shooting Victims With Kindness Challenge

After the horrific mass shooting in El Paso, an 11-year-old boy found a way to help his community – and now a nation – heal. Rubin, along with his mom, Rose Gandarilla, started a campaign called the “El Paso Challenge” on social media that is calling for people to spread kindness and give back.

It all started when Rose tweeted a photo of her son holding a sign that said #ElPasoChallenge” and asking people to do 20 good deeds in honor of the victims of the shooting. Rubin even shared some examples of these acts of kindness:

  • comforting someone who is sad or stressed
  • donating to families in need
  • writing someone a letter and telling them how great they are
  • mowing someone’s lawn
  • taking flowers to the hospital
  • visiting a nursing home
  • paying for someone’s lunch 

"This will show the world that the people from El Paso, Texas, are kind and care for each other," he writes.

People have accepted Rubin’s challenge, and movement has gone viral. Some are even pledging to do 22 random acts of kindness – one for each victim of the mass shooting.

Will you join Rubin’s #ElPasoChallenge? Tell us below how you plan to spread kindness. 

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Gwen Johnson
Love!!! I will do my first act of kindness tomorrow. #ElPasoChallenge
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
This is amazing. The power of kindness is transformative. I love that this young man inspired an entire city, and now country. I am in! Thanks for sharing the goodness, Donna John !

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