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Bob Votruba: A Bus, a Bike and a Boston Terrier

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A bus, a bike, and a Boston terrier. These are the only major constants in Bob Votruba’s life as he continues a ten-year journey across the country to encourage everyone to reach one goal: To do one million acts of kindness in your lifetime.

We discovered Bob at the Hessler Street Fair in Cleveland this past spring.  His bus advertises his mission in giant letters painted on one side, "One Million Acts of Kindness." It's a goal, he says, that a person under 30 can realistically meet if he or she makes it a point to be kind to someone every day.

Painted on the back window is the reason why the mission exists: “Because of Virginia Tech 4-16-07 End All Forms Of Hatred!!” In the aftermath of the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech  in 2007, Bob bought a bus, had about sixty family members, friends and neighbors help paint it and began a ten-year journey with his Boston Terrier, Bogart, to college campuses across the country hoping to convince our nation’s youth about this much needed movement for this world.

For the next 60 minutes, journey with Bob Votruba and pave the road to kindness.