Kindness is everywhere, if one only knew where to look. In Bristol, southwest of England, kindness came in the form of knitted scarves, gloves and hats plopped down on poles and traffic cones, and tied around the trunks of trees.
Keep Bristol Warm is a movement in Bristol that aims to demonstrate solidarity and community spirit to the homeless people during winter. As of late, donations of warm knitwear and accessories have been popping up all over the city, where the temperature dropped to -2 degrees Celsius, courtesy of Keep Bristol Warm.
Dozens more of scarves, hats and gloves are being prepared and divided by Keep Bristol Warm for distribution.
The people of Bristol were in awe of the sight, as they all took to their Twitter and Instagram accounts to share the odd phenomenon that at first confounded them and then warmed their hearts.
One man named Them Leggett shared a picture of a winter bonnet on Feb. 26; he found it while strolling around the city. “It’s really rather cold in Bristol this morning. Some kind souls have left warm knitwear through the city – it’s everywhere,” wrote Leggett. “Proud of my compassionate, collaborative city. Well done.”
The purple knitted bonnet had a tag that said: “I Am Not Lost. Feel free to use me if you are cold. #keepbristolwarm
Law student Sophie Smith-Holland also found some near her area. A bonnet, scarf and gloves were propped up on a pole by the street. “Was rushing through Bristol to get home and out of the cold when I saw the street in front of me was filled with hats, gloves and scarves for those who don’t have a home to rush to. Overwhelmed,” Holland shared on Feb. 25 on her Twitter account.
More and more people have taken to sharing photos of the now-famous knitwear; it seems that they are all over Bristol—literally. “It’s already 0 degrees in Bristol tonight but along Hotwell Road, I spotted these scarves to #keepbristolwarm,” wrote one Liam Bettinson on his Twitter on Feb. 26.“I absolutely love this city.” /ra