Members of the Frog It Forward executive team and KIND pass out flowers and granola bars to students walking by.

Many students received a flower, a KIND bar and a smile on their way to class on Wednesday. TCU’s Frog It Forward initiative partnered with KIND Snacks to bring a series of kindness-driven activities to campus.

The first of these events was held Wednesday on the south side of the Mary Couts Burnett Library. A flower wall was set up where members of the Frog It Forward executive team and KIND handed out more than 350 flowers and granola bars to those passing by.

Students were encouraged to pass on the flowers to others as a way to brighten up their day with a simple act of kindness.

Rachael Capua, assistant director of the sophomore and junior year experience, said events like the flower wall “emphasizes the very mission of the Frog It Forward initiative.”

“The gift of giving is a powerful message, one that we hope can simply make someone’s day, while also encouraging them to live the TCU mission in a new and different way,” Capua said.

The Frog It Forward initiative is a Student Developmental Services program that encourages students to live a pay-it-forward lifestyle, promoting generosity and engagement both on campus and in the greater Fort Worth community.

This is why the KIND university ambassador for TCU, Petra Rack, thought it was a perfect fit for a partnership.

The KIND mission is simple – to spread and celebrate kindness.

When Rack, a sophomore nutrition major, began her job with KIND this semester, she was in need of finding other organizations that fed into that mission.

It’s Rack’s responsibility to bring KIND to campus in creative ways. The partnership with Frog it Forward has been a way for both groups to take on bigger projects on campus.

“It’s my job to make people happy and that makes me really happy,” Rack said.

Next Friday, Nov. 13, is World Kindness Day. The Frog it Forward and KIND team have set up many events to give back to those who give their all to TCU.

Groups such as employees of the TCU physical plant and the police department are among those who will be celebrated.

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Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor.