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UVA Students Start Nonprofit to Spread Kindness

Posted: Updated: Apr 11, 2016 05:32 PM
Photo from the Unsung People website Photo from the Unsung People website
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A nonprofit created by students at the University of Virginia is working hard to spread kindness in Charlottesville. 

Unsung People collects stories of random acts of kindness around the world, and shares the stories online and via social media. Unsung People has eight teams in countries around the world that contribute to its community page.

The founders of the group say after just three months they have more than 1,000 followers on social media who tweet and Facebook videos of acts of random kindness.

“Once you're more conscious of, like, the small good things that happen every day, you're just happier and that's what we're out there to do,” said Shreyas Hariharan, the founder of Unsung People.

A charity event to help raise money for the group will be held at Crozet Pizza on the UVA corner Tuesday at 6 p.m.  Visit the Unsung People website for more information or to share a story. 

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