#WATWB – We are the World Blogfest – Giant rock snake started by a 7-year-old at a Toronto beach is melting hearts

Welcome to May edition of #WATWB – We are the World Blogfest, where writers share an inspiring article they’ve come across, to share some of the goodness in the world and to deflect from negativity.


Today I’m sharing a heart-warming article I first saw on our local TV news, then searched for the article. Because of the never-ending lockdowns in our city, it’s especially important to keep up the good spirits in children who are sorely missing out on social interaction. This little boy, Lucas Walker, has started a ‘snake chain’ of Kindness Rocks he hand-painted then started the chain of rocks at one of our Toronto beaches, and invited others to join in and add rocks. Now, people of all ages are visiting and enjoying reading the rocks and so many others are adding their own.


Kindness Rocks!


Giant Rock Snake is melting hearts in Toronto:

“Something as simple as a rock snake is getting plenty of smiles from the community after seven-year-old Lucas Walker started it last week.

Since the Beaches kid placed the first four painted rocks next to the Kew Beach boardwalk and set up a painted sign encouraging others to join in, it has grown to about 15m.

“He was just looking for an activity to do and wanted to get others involved,” Walker’s mom, Sema Sali, told blogTO. “We were heading to the beach one day, and were like, ‘Hey, why don’t we do something fun and creative’ and he was like, ‘Let’s paint some rocks!'”

Please visit the original post at BlogTo.com to see some of the wonderful rocks and how many more that have been added since Lucas began with four rocks.


Source: This now giant rock snake started by a 7-year-old at a Toronto beach is melting hearts


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30 thoughts on “#WATWB – We are the World Blogfest – Giant rock snake started by a 7-year-old at a Toronto beach is melting hearts

  1. This rock snake is awesome and so is Lucas for starting this beach project. I started following his Instagram page because it will certainly bring smiles on occasion. Thanks for sharing, Debbie.


  2. Wow, Isn’t that wonderful? I love how kids can inspire such creativity, fun, generosity, and community. My grandson and I made a little zen garden with stacked beach stone on the shore. He was upset when we had to leave because he thought people would come and knock it down. When we returned in the morning, we found that it was three times as large! People had added to it! People sure can be wonderful when they want to be. A great reminder, Deb, of all the good hearts in the world. ❤ ❤ ❤


    1. So true Diana! It’s time for kindness to start shining through, and these little ones are kept busy with creativity, so important. I’m so glad to hear about your Zen garden being added to. Hope does float! ❤


  3. Hi Debby – isn’t that wonderful … what a fun idea for anyone who visits can join in … Lucas – looks to be an inspiring kid … so beautiful to see some of the painted rocks – beautiful. Lovely … thanks for sharing with us – and thinking of you … cheers Hilary


  4. I am quite shocked you are still in a lockdown, Debbie. It is starting to become a toss up as to whether the lockdowns aren’t doing more harm to people’s mental health than being more open and risking more covid cases. I prefer being ablet to be manage my own risk and chose to go out armed with a mask and hand santiser than to be locked up at home all the time. I just can’t do that any more.


    1. I’m with you Robbie! We are supposed to find out if they will let live go on June 2nd! They’ve upped it 3 times, but our vaccinations are finally flowing with over 60% first vaxed and 35% 2nd, and our cases are FINALLY dropping, so I’m crossing my fingers for the land of the living soon. 🙂 x


  5. This is awesome, what a brilliant and uplifting idea! I’m not far from there, I’m going to try to get down there this week! Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB.Hope you have a wonderful week.


  6. Such a heartwarming and thoughtful think Lucas is doing. A little kindness goes a long way, and a bit of it can have a rippling effect on the world. Thank for sharing, Debby 🙂


  7. What a cool idea! It’s good to see people are playing along, too. Just goes to show sometimes to bring out the good in people, you just need to give them something to be good about.


  8. How lovely.
    There is now also a rock snake in our local park honouring health workers.
    Great projects.


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