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Kindness goes viral

January 5, 2023

Steve Hartman of CBS News visits MechE and IDSS Professor Anette ‘Peko’ Hosoi to explore the science behind whether a single act of kindness can change the world. Hosoi developed a formula demonstrating that kindness could go viral if every time someone performs an act of kindness for us, we do more than one nice thing for someone else. “I think if people understand you don’t have to do a heavy lift, you have to do a little bit of a lift, but if everyone does it it’s a small lift for everyone,” Hosoi explains.

Watch the full story below. Peko’s segment begins at 7:56.

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