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Kindness Bus stops in Sidney


September 27, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

The Kindness Bus, signature vehicle for One Million Acts of Kindness, stopped in Sidney Thursday following a breakdown. Residents visiting Sidney Walmart were greeted by 450 messages of kindness, and had the chance to meet Bob Votruba, organization founder, and his dog Bogart. Votruba visits cities across the country to encourage youths to commit acts of kindness.

The Kindness Bus stopped in Sidney Thursday.

It was an accident that caused the bus to break down at Sidney's Walmart, but for one day Sidney residents were witness to more than 450 quotes and messages of kindness painted along the blue bus's front, sides and back.

For more than 10 years, Bob Votruba, One Million Acts of Kindness founder, and his dog Bogart, a Boston terrier, have been traveling the country to spread a message of performing kind acts.

He was inspired to act following the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 people.

"I was in Clinton, Ohio, when that event happened,...

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