Mayor Berry’s Youth Advisory Council launches ‘ABQ Kindness’ campaign


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque is challenging all residents to be kinder.

Mayor Berry’s Youth Advisory Council launched the “ABQ Kindness” initiative with a smartphone app Friday.

The free app allows people to document their own acts of kindness, or ones they witness and it will track your progress.

The goal is to commit one million acts of kindness, everything from smiling at a stranger, to helping someone in trouble.

“Kindness is a movement that we want to promote, track and celebrate,” said Jordan Padilla, Mayor Berry’s Youth Advisory Council. “A simple act of kindness can create a ripple effect that will eventually effect all of us in a positive way.”

One student at each school will lead the effort to be kinder.

Lilly Garcia’s brother was at the event Friday, he will lead the kindness efforts for his school. Lilly was killed in a road rage shooting. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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