It was only one week ago that residents of Calgary reported a series of random signs dotted around their city. Rather than depicting traffic instructions or showing advertising, the little red signs simply had messages of love and kindness for the residents of the Alberta city. Now, it seems the myserty messages of love have managed to travel across the country, as residents of Prince Edward Island are the latest to receive some random acts of kindness in their province.
According to reports from CBC News, a number of P.E.I locals have gone to work over the past few weeks, to find lovely notes of kindness at their desks. The notes, which are anonymous and handwritten, thank the individual for the work they are doing in the community and tell them that P.E.I is a better place because of them.
In a post on Facebook, Ash Arsenault shared a photo of the note they received and thanked the anonymous sender for the kind letter. The note read, “This is an anonymous letter! Thank you for all the ways you support people, fight for people and welcome people. You are a bright star of PEI! I hope you have a great summer! Love, Anon.”
In response, Arsenault posted, “Anon, if you’re out there, thank you so much for brightening my workday. The fact that you took the time to put a smile on my face says heaps about your character. Much love right back to you!’
Arsenault told CBC News, "The fact that somebody took the time out of their day to send me this note to kind of put a smile on my face was just really sweet. I was very humbled and it was very heartwarming."
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It seems that Arsenault was not the only one who received a nice message, as a number of others also found a note at their workplace. Director of P.E.I. cultural development, Michelle MacCallum, found a letter last week. She explained that the note made her feel really special, adding, “It was kind of like P.E.I loves you, that's what it felt like.”
Several other P.E.I. residents also found the mysterious kind letters at their workplaces, but unlike the Calgary locals who wanted to know where the random signs came from, most of those who received a letter are not interested in finding out who is behind the random act of kindness.
"I honestly don't want to know. I think that it's nice that it's a surprise … whoever sent it made an effort for it to be anonymous so they don't want me to know who it was," MacCallum said.
If you’re feeling inspired by the support and love being shared in Alberta and PEI this month, try out your own little act of kindness today - you never know whose day you could make!