Bus and Bicycle Commuter
Residential & Dining Enterprises Student Housing
“I love throwing kindness around like it’s confetti… When others see kindness they feel compelled to do the same thing. A two-second act of kindness along with a smile goes a long way.” — Mia Rocha, carpool commuter
Mia Rocha's story is one of more than 190 submissions we received from Stanford Commute Club members who shared acts of kindness they have seen or done during their sustainable commutes.
We are highlighting just a sample of stories we received and hope it provides a glimpse into the “community of caring” that is the Commute Club. As some commuters noted, these are connections and experiences they wouldn’t have had if they were driving alone. One commuter even met her best friend while riding Caltrain!
Thank you to everyone who submitted quotes to our Commute Kindness promotion, and to everyone who makes an effort to spread kindness "like confetti." The submissions we feature are edited for brevity and clarity.
This additional story is not from our contest, but it highlights the unexpected kindness of a Stanford commuter.