This week in news of the good, how one man is working to change the lives of many.
Mr beast, Jimmy Donaldson, a YouTuber, with some 19 million followers, became famous for his “attention grabbing stunts.” The “stunt” that caught my attention this week is nothing short of miraculous: Mr. Beast bought the entire contents of a supermarket, ALL OF IT, to donate to homeless shelters. Take a look at the video below and see if it doesn’t bring a smile to your face.
Economic hardship and insecurity are one of the leading causes of stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide. A recent look at cab drivers in NYC by the NYT shows this most dramatically. While Mr. Beast clearly has the funds to make an impact on thousands of people, what if each of us helped just two other people? And then imagine if each of those people helped two other people. Just think how quickly the world could change. If that happened, where each person helped two people and those people helped two others, in only 33 rounds of that the entire population of the world would be affected. Can you imagine? That’s astonishing. And if that interconnectedness were used to say, donate a can of food or a dollar, imagine the impact.
Take a moment and see if you can harness the power of your social network to lift a single person and to pay it forward.