I often write about everyday folks who are heroes, simply because they step up, speak out or take action to help others. I truly believe that it’s this daily awareness and small acts of kindness done regularly that hold the key to ending bullying and  relationship abuse. Sometimes all it takes is someone pointing out an injustice for us to realize that we’ve been part of the problem.

I think most of us feel powerless to tackle really big social issues… where would we start? But every one of us can make a difference by taking action right where we are when we see a problem. It’s really so simple a 2nd grader could do it… and one has.

The Huffington Past reports that Christian Bucks of York, Pennsylvania saw that some kids in his school were lonely during recess and took action. Check out his Buddy Bench. It’s a great example of compassion and action.