‘Tis the season for kindness! While Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson’s charity the Kind Campaign typically focuses on ending girl-on-girl bullying, their holiday initiative, Give Kind, showcases the power of a random act of kindness, and Emanuelle Chriqui wanted to get in on the love!
“Emmanuel Chriqui did a really cute one like a week ago,” Paul, who is married to Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, tells Us. “She bought a couple of Starbucks cards and left a Starbucks gift card for the next person that the waiter at her table was going to be serving with a little note.”
Happy Friday all!! I just accepted the @kindcampaign #GIVEKIND challenge from @laurenpaul8 and left a Starbucks gift card and note with a waiter at a favorite local spot and asked them to give it to the next table they were giving the bill to:) Super easy and fun! I nominate @jennaldewan @constancezimmer @emilyosment @jrbourne1111 @carlagugino and @thatgirlgreener to accept this challenge! Do a random act of kindness, snap a pic, post on instagram with hash tag GIVEKIND, then nominate more peeps to do the same!!! Xxx
The Entourage actress clearly had an affect, as Paul explains she and her partner, Thompson, saw that the recipient of Chriqui’s gift card shared it via the #GiveKind hashtag on Instagram.
Paul and Thompson also spread the kindness this holiday season.
“Aaron and I were in New York for a little while and in our building, there is this girl that I’m pretty sure lives alone and we just keep missing each other — we haven’t been able to talk or have a conversation, so I don’t know what her story is, but she’s the only other person who lives in the building,” the 29-year-old explains to Us. “Aaron and I are just obsessed with candles — I just burn candles all day — and I was just thinking of something that I love that makes me happy that I thought would be a nice gift for this person that I’m living above for months that I’ve never met. So I went out and got a really nice candle and wrote a little letter to her and put it on her doorstep.”
Meanwhile, Thompson helped a man in serious need.
“I was going to the grocery store and where I parked I happened to see this older homeless man,” she tells Us. “When I was in the grocery store I just bought him different food items and snacks and water and just some things to hopefully make his day better.”
The initiative runs through January 4, and Paul and Thompson are encouraging people to share their “RAKs,” as they call them, via the #GiveKind hashtag. To support the charity after January 4, check out the charms the ladies designed for KEEP Collective (100 percent of net proceeds are donated to Kind Campaign to fund their Free to be Kind assemblies).