What exactly is this #DareToCare Challenge?!

By March 20, 2017Current

TL;DR – I dare you, I double dare you. 

What does an act of kindness mean to you? When was the last time you offered help or received assistance from a total stranger?

I certainly remember my last time – I had offered to help an old lady carry her shopping bags from a supermarket to the block she is staying. She was in shock and vehemently rejected me. Until today I’m still not sure if it’s because she didn’t expect it or it’s simply because I have a very scary face.

It’s probably the latter.

If you have been on Facebook recently, you might have seen Benjamin “Mr Miyagi” Lee‘s video to “sabo” (or encourage, depending on how you look at it) three friends to show some acts of kindness and share it on their social media platform.

This reminds me a lot of the Ice Bucket Challenge which even though sounded somewhat silly, still managed to generate quite a bit of awareness and donations for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the ALS Association.

Back to the #DareToCare challenge…

mrbrown was totally game (as usual) and uploaded a response video rather quickly.

Will we see more of such videos or posts? I’m honestly not too sure how far this challenge will go but I do hope that it will remind people that random acts of kindness can go a long way. It can be as simple as just holding the lift door open for a neighbour or even offering someone your seat on public transport not because you’re afraid of getting STOMP-ed.

And of course, Hossan Leong, Minister Tan Chuan-Jin. Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost, Nadia a.k.a. nadnut, and Dennis Seow of SUPERADRIANME.com – it’s your turn now!


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