Schreyer Honors College To Host Mack Brady’s Day Of Kindness
Kindness is a gift that keeps on giving. It’s a powerful tool to promote goodwill and inspire others to spread positivity and bring strangers, family, and friends together, and there are few better ways to spread kindness in the Penn State community than taking part in the annual Schreyer Honors College’s “Mack Brady Day of Kindness” taking place on Friday, January 15.
After its inaugural celebration four years ago, the “Mack Brady Day of Kindness” looks to celebrate the life of a special boy who passed away three years ago from unforeseeable complications. Son of Schreyer Honors College dean Christian Brady and his wife Elizabeth, Mack was a beacon of light and positivity on his local soccer team and also within the greater State College community. To celebrate his life and continue his legacy of kindness, Schreyer invites all of the Penn State community to attend the “Mack Brady Day of Kindness” and to also challenge others to influence strangers and friends alike to be kind and inspire a whole day of unselfish acts of kindness.
Led by the Schreyer Honors College Student Council, Atherton Hall will serve as the main building where all festivities will take place and where you can find out more information on that specific day. In the building, acts of kindness written on slips of paper will be distributed to passing students, and they will be encouraged to take a slip and perform the act of kindness on the slip of paper to inspire others throughout the day. After performing the act of kindness, take to social media and tweet about your experience using the hashtag “#macksdayofkindness”, and also mentioning the Schreyer Honors College (@PennStateHonors).
Later in the day, a reception will take place at Atherton Hall where special guests such as the Inspiration mural painter Michael Pilato, Penn State’s own Nittany Lion, and Penn State’s soccer teams will take part in the fun festivities. The reception runs from 4:30-6:00 p.m., and students are encouraged to attend and invite others.
Even though a ripple is small at first, the impact of that first step has an enormous impact especially in spreading the infectious spirit of kindness. So, in the words of Ellen Degeneres, “be kind to one another” and join in the celebration of Mack Brady’s life and legacy.