Some were simple expressions of appreciation, written in ballpoint pen on unadorned stationery. Others were more elaborate, cards decorated with colorful drawings done in felt-tip marker. All were written with one purpose in mind: to offer encouragement to a stranger.
“It’s the easiest way to put some kindness into the world,” Amanda Bates, the evening administrative assistant at the Community College of Vermont, said Monday during the college’s inaugural More Love Letters writing party. Throughout the midday, students, staff and faculty dropped by CCV’s Room 152, working away at long white tables.