Group gathers to spread acts of kindness around Purdue

A group gathered to spread the word of kindness throughout the Purdue campus Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (WLFI Photo)
A group gathered to spread the word of kindness throughout the Purdue campus Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – People of all ages got together Sunday afternoon to spread messages of solidarity around Purdue University.

About two dozen people met up outside Beering Hall, before making their way around campus to spread acts of kindness. They handed out flowers to people passing by and chalked positive messages on sidewalks.

The event was aimed at spreading the message of togetherness and healing. Event organizer Lyle Janney said he wants to let people of all cultures know they are loved.

“People are afraid and unsure, and the big thing that we want to do today is let them know that there are people near them, around them, who want to help provide safe space,” said Janney. “Let them know … fear is OK, but there are people here to support them through that.”

Monday marks the Purdue Cultural Center’s Day of Solidarity, where events similar to Sunday’s will be held.