Viral Kindness

During this COVID-19 crisis, people are stepping up and spreading goodwill. We want to hear about the ways in which Kansans are responding to this emergency with compassion, and shine a light on the humans that exemplify humanity.

Every other Friday, we'll share your stories on KMUW's new commentary, Viral Kindness.

Share your experience. Use the 'Talk to Us' feature on the KMUW app, or leave a voicemail at (316) 978-6789.

Miranda Standau and her son Ben spoke with me about a colorful tribute he gave to his hero, the family’s pediatrician.

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After a unique donation for his staff and clients, the Union Rescue Mission’s CEO Doug Nolte knows the good vibes that can come from cookies.

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When it comes to helping keep local families together through times of crisis, Jody Klein has been walking the talk…and changing a lot of diapers. Alicia McLain, a volunteer for Faith Builders, shares Jody’s story:

 

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This week on Viral Kindness, we hear about a double act of goodwill from writer Amy Geiszler-Jones, who lost someone close to her:

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Emily Brookover organized a slew of signage for Downtown Wichita meant to keep everyone’s spirits up during this tough year. 

Carla Eckels and her two sisters, Karen Carter and Carol Cole, recently had quite the celebration for the 80th birthday of their mother, Karen Cayce. But it wasn’t what they had planned. 

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Trisha Swindle is a senior youth services assistant at the Derby Public Library. She shared this story about what neighborliness can look like during a pandemic.

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Patricia Houston works at the Wichita State Community Engagement Institute. She and her husband recently missed their 36-year anniversary trip, but they got the next best thing.

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Peggy Smith is the office administrator for Haysville United Methodist Church, but after being inspired by a message from the church pastor, Peggy has added in a COVID-19 endeavor: making masks.

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Micala Gingrich-Gaylord, director of engagement for Comfort Care Homes, shares the story of local artists connecting with Wichita area senior citizens, especially those with Alzheimer’s.

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