LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Sometimes the kindest sentiments come from complete strangers. And in a world where anonymous comments in social media are often negative, the Dear Friend Postcard initiative aims to promote small acts of kindness through inspirational handwritten messages from strangers to strangers.
When friends Mimi Hwang and Jesse Jenkins had dinner at Butchertown Grocery, the check was presented along with a vintage postcard and the explanation that if they wished to write on the card it would be mailed out. The two wrote a short inspirational message and send it to a random address in Louisville. This encounter gave the pair an idea, and the Dear Friend Postcard initiative was born. Now you can brighten a random stranger’s day with a simple postcard.
All you have to do is pick up a postcard at any of the three Hwang’s Martial Arts locations, or at Baptist Springhurst Primary Care from now until December 20. You provide the uplifting and encouraging message, and the cards will be mailed to a random local address. Postage is included. The Dear Friend Postcard initiative hopes to receive 150 postcards by December 20.
Hwang’s Martial Arts has three locations in the Louisville area. You can pickup postcards at these locations Monday-Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm.
- 2931 S. Hurstbourne Parkway
- 2813 N. Hurstbourne Parkway
- 7321 Preston Highway
Baptist Springhurst Primary Care is located at 9420 Brownsboro Road. Postcards are available at this location Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.