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Martin County students celebrate World Kindness Day

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Nov 13, 2019

HOBE SOUND, Fla. — Wednesday marks World Kindness Day.

At one Martin County elementary school, the principal wanted students to be part of something bigger than their classroom.

On this special day, first graders at Seawind Elementary School, located at 3700 SE Seabranch Blvd. in Hobe Sound, are focusing on doing good for others.

Students made cards for Little Smiles, an organization helping children through tough times.

"Our kids are living in a very fractured society where everything from politics all the way down the line separates their parents and other adults in their lives," said Jeff Umbaugh, the Principal at Seawind Elementary School. "If we can get this message of kindness, regardless of what political party, you are going to grow up to be a part of, one day, above all you can be anything in the world you want to be, so be kind."

Even at such a young age, these kids understand what it means to be generous to others.

"We’re creating tomorrow’s doctors and lawyers and nurses and plumbers, but we need kind doctors, nurses and plumbers," said Umbaugh.

Little Smiles collected hundreds of cards from Seawind Elementary School on Wednesday. The cards will be donated to children at hospitals throughout South Florida who are going through a tough time.