Sing a song of Kindness, sing it with Gladness
Fill our world with songs and smiles ’cause kindness goes a million miles
If we just look within our heart we’ll step out of the dark
Kindness is in everyone, it starts with me
– Kindness Is In Me, by Lorraine Tan
Queues formed outside Shanghai Dolly on a Friday since 6pm. It might seem like a regular club scene but this time, the party-goers were ready to hit the dance floor celebrating Kindness Day SG. The highlight of the show was the debut of the Kindness Song, “Kindness is in Me” by Lorraine Tan, specially commissioned by the Singapore Kindness Movement. The audience was treated to a high-octane show that included performances by local entertainment company Dream Academy featuring the Dim Sum Dollies, Robin Goh, Hossan Leong and George Chan. Also on stage were Vocaluptous, Elson Soh, singing duo Jack and Rai and Ocean Butterflies artistes Juno, Jacky and Stella.
While the evening was a treat to the senses, kindness was not far from everyone’s minds. Ground-up initiatives that have championed kindness over the past year were honoured as part of the Kindred Spirit Circle at the event. Among those recognised were Diamonds on the Street, a group that brings hope to vulnerable communities by teaching them skills related to music and drama, and the organisers of The Hawker Sessions, an initiative which raises funds for the less privileged through its makan fundraisers at local hawker centres. The affirmation of their organic efforts to bring kindness to the community inducted them into the circle which was started in 2013.
Kindness Day SG will return annually on the last Friday of May, coinciding with the conclusion of Term 2 of the academic calendar.
To view the Kindness Song, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzj-R3Tygck