11-Year-Old Starts ‘El Paso Challenge’ to Encourage Acts of Kindness Honoring Victims

By Greg Hanlon | People
August 06, 2019

Ruben Martinez’ mom said the lesson is for people to “be kind to each other all day, every day”

An 11-year-old boy in El Paso, Texas, is determined to help his home city heal after 22 people were killed in Saturday’s mass shooting in a Walmart.

Ruben Martinez is the creator of the #ElPasoChallenge, a social media challenge asking people to commit 22 good deeds honoring those who were murdered.
Acts of kindness can include mowing someone’s lawn, visiting a nursing home, donating for families in need, taking flowers to the hospital, or writing a letter to someone telling them how great they are.

In an interview with CNN, Gandarilla said the goal is for people to “be kind to each other all day, every day.”

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