Tucson Bells hung randomly in Newtown to spread kindness
Tucson Bells hung randomly in Newtown to spread kindness Video by kgun9.comvideo
NEWTOWN, Conn. (KGUN9-TV) - On this January 8, as many Tucsonans mark a somber day, other Tucsonans who traveled to Newtown did something remarkable-- they spread joy, hope and smiles to this community by hanging these bells.
Simple gestures of kindness. Simple yet profound, as we we know dozens of people who have already found bells and their smile could light up the night.
One family delivering smiles, welcomed us as they embarked on their own journey of healing and kindness.
In kindness, there is healing. In healing, there is hope.
"I feel like I'm healing," Kim Murzin told us. "They're healing me by doing this. It's wonderful."
The Murzin family, which lives in the Newtown area, joined in the efforts. They wanted to share this experience with you so that others might see the incredible footprint left by an act of kindness. Kim, Steve, Nate, Ashton and Jade are thrilled to hang Ben's Bells.
On a fence post, on a gas station handle, a tree, a doorknob, at the blue colony diner, little Nate, his mom and the rest of the family spent their morning sharing love.
The Murzins started out with 40 bells. Their last one took us to a place and a woman that you already met in one of our earlier reports -- Renee Gilbert, who's been manning a tent since last month's terrible events, listening to what people have to say, and dispensing hugs, a smile and a warm touch.
She handles people with intentional love and asks nothing in return -- like so many in Newtown do.
While she wasn't looking, the Murzin family hung a bell on her car -- a quiet symbol that simply says to her: Your kindness has been noticed. Your kindness is appreciated.
From the volunteer fire department, to the police station. The bells are in place for them, too, and no better place for them to be.
On behalf of Nine On Your Side, I'd like to extend a thank you to Ben's Bells and the people of Newtown who have been so welcoming and kind to us -- complete strangers with cameras.
The message from Newtown: Be kind.