Out on a mission to bring a smile

Members of The Morning Greeters on their run as they handed paper windmill daisies out to people at the Singapore Botanic Gardens yesterday morning, in celebration of Kindness Day SG. They were joined by actor Zhang Zhen Huan, national para-athlete B
PHOTO: SINGAPORE KINDNESS MOVEMENT

Members of The Morning Greeters on their run as they handed paper windmill daisies out to people at the Singapore Botanic Gardens yesterday morning, in celebration of Kindness Day SG. They were joined by actor Zhang Zhen Huan, national para-athlete Benson Tan and former national sprinter C. Kunalan. Their "mission": To bring a smile to those they meet.

Kindness Day SG is in its fourth year. Community groups have been busy with activities, such as providing free health screenings and raincoats to migrant workers, since the start of the month, and distributing food packs to elderly residents of Jalan Kukoh.

This year's celebrations will end on Saturday, with the unveiling of a special artwork made up of 1,000 paper windmill daisies. Dr William Wan, general secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement, said the spirit of showing care and consideration should be present in everyday life. "It is important to note that the spirit of kindness is not simply commemorated in a day or month, but is a lifelong endeavour."

REPORT: SAMANTHA BOH

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2016, with the headline 'Out on a mission to bring a smile'. Print Edition | Subscribe