DENVER — A worldwide movement called #GoBeKind recently made a stop in Denver, leading to a life changing encounter for a father and his son.
Shortly after James Moss moved to Denver with his son Zhi last month, he was interviewed by Leon Logothetis, a writer, motivational speaker and philanthropist, who is on a tour to spread kindness.
Moss left New York after a friend offered a him a place to stay and a job opportunity, but before he landed the offer fell through.
“It seemed like everything I was trying to do was falling apart,” Moss said.
Moss was looking for a shelter for he and his son, when Logothetis approached him with cameras and began asking him about kindness. Moss began talking about his homelessness.
“I never expected it to be like this, but it’s like this. I’ve had nothing but good help along the way,” Moss said in the video, which is now posted to YouTube.
“Most people don’t want to share their pain, I want to say thank you,” Logothetis said. “And the way I’m going to say thank you is by giving you $1,000.”
The short encounter soon went viral around the world.
“Those people are awesome,” Moss said. “Like angels in the sky. Random acts of kindness.”
That was just the beginning of the kindness, a woman who saw the video created a GoFundMe.com page for Moss. The campaign has a website to promote Logothetis’ tour stops and how people can help in their communities.
“Phenomenal. Unbelievable,” Moss said. “It took off. I was like, ‘Are you serious?’”
In four days, the page had already raised more than $30,000.
“Just get me a car and a camper, you know what I mean?” Moss said with a laugh. “That’s what I’m trying to save some money up to get.”
Though he’s still waiting to spend the money, James has already moved out of the shelter thanks to the kindness of yet another stranger.
His new boss is also allowing him to bring Zhi with him to work until he can find, and afford, daycare.
“It’s definitely a blessing, man. I’m so thankful,” Moss said.
Moss says he eventually wants to pay back some of his good fortune as well. He plans to keep people updated via his GoFundMe.com page.