March 30, 2009

The Toy Society: Changing the World One Surprise at a Time

A friend of mine sent me the link to The Toy Society, and I have to say, this website is one of the coolest, most heartwarming things I've seen in a long time. Here's their mission:

The Toy Society spreads the love throughout the streets of the world. Nothing to it really, just a bunch of handmade toys looking for a nice home.

The Toy Society blog shows photographs of random toy "drops" at places ranging from children's hospitals, to playgrounds and park benches. Lucky recipients stumble unwittingly across these toys that seem to fall from the sky... and they're instructed via a small note attached to the toy, to take them home and enjoy them.

I love these simple, random acts of kindness and the potential they have for making a child's day... or perhaps a parent will stumble across a toy and be able to give their child a gift that day. It just makes me feel really happy to know that each day, there are people out there making toys and leaving them as surprises for others to find with delight.

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