Chris Rosati – The Butterfly Effect Spreads Kindness and Inspires Kids Around the World

Chris Rosati wanted to see what one random act of kindness could do to change the world.  He was testing “The Butterfly Effect” which is the idea that one good deed can inspire many others.

Chris gave $50 to two young girls in a restaurant one day in his hometown of Durham, North Carolina.  He want not sure if anything would ever come from it.  But then, several weeks later, he learned that they had used the money to to help poor people in Africa!

And that was just the start!  The Butterfly Effect caught on in a big way!  Chris’s one action caused many good deeds to happen.

Now Chris’s is $50 offering grants through his organization, InspireMediaNetwork, to kids around the world who want to do good.  If all of this is not enough, Chris has done all of this despite having ALS, a very serious disease.

Chris is a true inspiration and role model.  Check out his super inspiring story below!

Additional Resources:

Topics for Discussion:

  • What do you think about The Butterfly Effect?
  • What random act of kindness can you do right now?
  • Do you think random acts of kindness can change people’s lives?

Take Action:

  • Have an idea to change the world?  Visit Chris’s website and apply for a $50 grant to get your idea off the ground!
  • Check out the Chores For Charity website to help you put earnings from your chores toward a good cause.
  • Check out the Humane Teen website to help you find ways to do good works for animals.
  • Check out the Volunteer Challenge website to help you find ways to be kind by volunteering.

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.


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