Man, dog travel through Port City on a mission to spread kindness

Bob stops in Wilmington to spread kindness. (Photo: Jordan Smith)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — You may have seen this painted up school bus traveling through the area today. Wilmington is just one of the hundreds of places Bob and his dog Bogart are cruising through to spread kindness.

Bob and Bogart have been traveling the country in the kindness bus for the last 9 1/2 years. He said this mission grew out of the Virginia Tech shooting that happened 11 years ago. The duo does programs in schools, churches, businesses, business groups, neighborhoods, families and for individuals talking about having a lifetime goal of kindness, specifically One Million Acts Of Kindness.

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“Seven years ago, I started riding the kindness bicycle addressing issues that children have to deal with it far too young in age. My current ride which was only supposed to last one year has been extended. It was a perimeter ride of the United States for individuals with special needs: Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger, Bipolar, addictions, etc.”

This wasn’t their first time in the Port City. He says the two have been in the area a few times over the years. While they weren’t in the Cape Fear for long, the two did make a stop at Bitty and Beau’s Coffee.

“What a wonderful place, hiring beautiful angels to work creating coffees teas and serving them with love in their heart,” Bob said.

There next stop? Rocky Mount.

You can follow his trip here.