#WATWB: Kindness by Accident

“When you see someone doing the wrong thing, you need to do the right thing.”

~Ziarra Griffin~


When an 11 year old witnessed a hit-and-run, it would have been easiest to walk away. But that’s not Ziarra Griffin, who Andrew Sipowicz will “remember for the rest of my life.”

“The piece of art that put Ziarra Griffin on national television was drawn on a whim in the back seat of her mother’s SUV. It happened a few weeks ago on a quiet Monday afternoon, just after the 11-year-old climbed off a First Student school bus stopped on Blaine Avenue in Buffalo.”

The full story is HERE.

Watch the video HERE.

With 6th graders like Ziarra, there is hope for youth and adults alike that integrity and honesty continue to thrive within our world.


watw-turquoise-badge-275-x241-whiteThe “We are the World” Blogfest is in its third year of a heartfelt journey. This blogfest’s goal is to spread the message of light, hope and love in today’s world. We are challenging all participants to share the positive side of humanity. This month’s co-hosts, Sylvia McGrath, Damyanti Biswas, Shilpa Garg, Dan Antion, and Belinda Witzenhausen, welcome participants and encourage all to join in during future months. #WATWB is a blog hop on the last Friday of every month. Click HERE to check out the intention and rules of the blogfest and feel free to sign up at any time. You are always welcome!

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30 responses to #WATWB: Kindness by Accident

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome, Dan. Her mom is raising her well and it’s so heartening to see someone that age with the understanding of ethics and willing to right a wrong. Very cool kid.

  1. This is so great to see. Ziarra has compassion and integrity and she should be so proud of herself for speaking up. Thank you so much for sharing this story, and for being an integral part of #WATWB. We’ve been going strong for two years thanks to you and our #WATWB family! Happy Anniversary!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome, Belinda. Two years of WATWB has brought a smile and joy to so many people around the world. I’m happy to be part of it and share stories like that of Ziarra. She’s an awesome girl and I suspect that she will continue to grow into an awesome woman of character.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Ally. Miss Ziarra is hope in our children that they will spread this brand of goodness into the future.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    I love these stories and I wish the news was filled with them instead of the endless barrage of sad, bad, and outrageous. Can you imagine how much better the world would feel?

    This is a great young lady and kudos to her parents.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I agree Joanne. We need good news TV channels to spread the positives in the world. Sometimes the Ziarra stories make it to national news, bt not often enough. That’s where #WATWB comes in, trying to do our part to lighten everyone’s day. 🙂

  3. JoAnna says:

    Ziarra is is both brave and beautiful inside and out. I love Steve Hartman’s stories. Good choice!

  4. lizhartz says:

    What a sweet story! It’s uplifting to read about a young artist and her mom with such integrity, and I love that the mom listened to her daughter. Thanks for sharing:)

  5. Susan Scott says:

    Just WONDERFUL! Thanks Mary for sharing it. What a great kid Ziarra is, she’ll go far. And as Andrew said, his whole outlook was changed when he saw the note (to paraphrase)

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Not too many drivers see notes like the one from Ziarra. This is a testament to how one note can change someone’s perception of the human spirit for fairness. Ziarra is an awesome young lady!

  6. ericlahti says:

    Good for her! Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary. I know if that were my car, I’d want to know what happened.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m glad that Ziarra’s good deed received national attention. It’s a great example for other kids who might find themselves in a similar situation.

  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Mary – what a great ‘kid’ … and I’m pleased she most obviously did the right thing … what a lovely #WAWTB post … cheers Hilary

  8. Pradeep says:

    Such an inspiring act of kindness and bravery from a child. Way to go. The story illustrates that all is not lost in this world.
    — Pradeep | bpradeepnair.blogspot.com

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