Your boy went viral again. 350K+ impressions!!
The stat I'm most proud of is the 250 bookmarks.
I spent at least 4 hours replying to the comments and DM's. There were some trolls, but the overwhelming majority of people were relatable, empathetic, and supportive.
After you read the email below, take another minute or two to read through the comments section of this tweet. Especially if you have kid(s) in daycare.
Livin' La Vida Luna y Luca
When @TradedNewJersey wants to feature your project on their IG and asks for a picture of the seller.
I don't take credit. I only take the blame.
Shoutout to my friend and agent, Amanda, for getting us featured.
When I attended Penn State, there was an organization called RACK.
From what I remember, it was a bunch of students standing outside the HUB (center of campus) performing Random Acts of Kindness: giving hugs to people, passing out funny coozies, starting up a conversation, etc.
Nothing groundbreaking. Just feel good stuff. I didn't see them much, but whenever I did - it would leave a lasting impression.
My friends from Penn State are reading this right now while squinting their eyes and slowly nodding their heads like, "Yeah... I kind of remember those kids too."
This past week, I had the opportunity to perform 2 RACKs and I want to tell you about them.
2 Red Bulls
I went to get gas at Wawa the other day. The guy filling my tank yawned as he walked up to my window and yawned when he gave me back my credit card.
These were big boy yawns. He was so tired he didn't even bother to cover his mouth or anything. 😂
I don't know about you, but when I get gas at Wawa I just have to go inside for coffee and candy. 🤷♂️
So on my way in, I asked the gas station attendant if he wanted anything and he jokingly said, "Yeah, like 2 Red Bulls."
So I went in... got my coffee, candy, and 2 Red Bulls. When I handed them to him he was in disbelief.
"Yoooo... are you for real? This is the nicest thing anyone has done for me in a long-ass time, my dude. We just had a baby so I'm barely sleeping, but I gotta get this paper."
I wished him well and drove off.
Our gym programs these long "chipper-style" workouts on Saturdays.
Here's the workout Dia and I did yesterday.
Our gym only has a handful of AbMat's for situps so I grabbed two for us before the workout started.
Once we finished the Sit Ups portion of the workout, I went to put them back where they belonged.
On the way, I saw one of my classmates doing his situps without an AbMat so I just tucked it under his back when he was at the top of his rep.
He did one more rep with the AbMat and smiled at me and gave me a thumbs up.
Immediately after the workout, he came up to me to thank me for doing that. He said he never used an AbMat before and it really helped him get through that part of the workout more comfortably.
He also said he's new to this style of exercise but enjoys coming because of the camaraderie.
Help The Person in Front of You
Over Thanksgiving Break, a few of my BiFFs since middle school and I did a throwback dinner at Applebees (after 10p for half-off apps).
Somehow we found ourselves talking about "making a difference in this world."
One of my buddies said something so basic, yet so profound. "I've donated tens of thousands of dollars to these gigantic NGOs trying to fight climate change, natural disaster relief, and all this other shit, but I have no idea where the money goes or if I'm making even the smallest dent in that problem. More recently, I've transitioned most of my "charitable contributions" to trying to just help the person directly in front of me and now I actually feel like I'm making a difference."
I needed to hear that. I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but sometimes I feel like if I can't make a big enough difference, I resort to doing nothing. But that's not the right attitude.
We are all capable of helping "the person in front of us". Whether it's buying a stranger 2 Red Bulls or placing an AbMat under a classmate's tuchus.
Take a minute or two to read through the comments section of this tweet. Especially if you have kid(s) in daycare.