On Saturday, July 23, the One Million Acts of Kindness bus made a stop in Sag Harbor. Owner/operator Bob Votruba began his project 9 years ago when, after watching the shooting at Virginia Tech University from his home in Cleveland, Ohio, he felt compelled to visit the site of the tragedy. After being moved by firsthand accounts from people he met there, he came upon the idea that kindness, respect and compassion could be used goals in one’s life; a goal of One Million Acts of Kindness. “it may be nearly impossible to physically perform one million acts in one’s lifetime,” he says, “but if you partner the physical acts with kind acts from the heart for others, the goal is very achievable. As you go through the day, wish in your heart all the best for everyone you see, have contact with, or think about. By doing this, you will become the person I believe you would like to be and the person we would all like to see, and it is exactly what this troubled world needs.”
Hundreds of protesters filled the streets of Bridgehampton Tuesday evening in a display of both community and urgency, joining dissenters across the nation in an outcry over police brutality and systematic racism in America.