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Salisbury celebrates World Kindness Day with flash mob

Salisbury celebrates World Kindness...

SALISBURY, Md. - Monday is World Kindness Day, and Salisbury residents celebrated a little early by dancing in the streets on Sunday.

Salisbury residents were taking part in a unique event called Dance for Kindness, an event that brings groups across the world together to perform a kindness freeze mob and flash mob to the same song, same dance, all on the same day.

Grace Foxwell-Murdock, the Dance Leader for Dance for Kindness, said, "They are going to dance for a world wide montage. We will be put in later this year, and Salisbury will be on the dance for kindness map forever on the internet."

50 countries and 120 cities across the world all participated in the annual Dance for Kindness event. This is the second year Salisbury got in on the fun. Organizers said turnout this year was high.

Foxwell-Murdock said, "I think we have a few more people, but it's a great response because our community through Wicomico Grows Kindness is raising our kindness climate in our area."

First dancers got in on some freeze mob action, then people moved on to a flash mob.

Foxwell-Murdock said, "The freeze mob is just a pose where we think about kindness and we think about people and events that we want to improve through kindness, and then when we do the flash mob, it's just a fun dance."

Organizers of Salisbury's Dance for Kindness said they hope young people in the area will take Sunday's lessons and apply them to their day-to-day lives. 

Donna Hanlin, the Wicomico County Superintendent, said, "We want students to know all about and think about acts of kindness and the difference they can make in the world with kindness."

Local kids told 47ABC they were happy to be making a difference in their community.

Love Thomasa, a participant, said, "I think this event will make people more kind because when they see us supporting it, they're going to want to change, change their actions and not bully people."

You can check danceforkindness.com later this year to see Salisbury's place on the world-wide kindness map. A montage video of Sunday's fun will also be posted there as well.


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