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Visiting the wall of kindness on London’s Southbank.

A green wall outside in London. On it hang some coats under a small ledge, some shoes near the floor under another small ledge, space for books and other things. Around the wall are notices to say take or leave a coat, shoes, books, or other items at this wall of kindness.

Have you seen a wall of kindness?

On the Southbank in London recently, I was delighted to come across a kindness wall. I’ve heard about them in various countries around the world, but this was the first time I’d seen one in person.

These walls provide somewhere for you to both drop off or take coats, shoes, books and other items. For example if it’s raining and you’re caught in London without a coat, you can take one from the wall to keep you warm and dry while you get home.

They’re great community projects that show the practical power of kindness. You can learn more about the project here.

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