Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Ex-Stockbroker Spends $200K On Acts Of Kindness Around The World.

An Epiphany

One day in 2013, Leon was walking down Hollywood Boulevard when he noticed a sign.“This homeless chap was holding it. It read, ‘Kindness is the best medicine.’ Something about those words rammed straight into me. It was like an epiphany,” recalled Leon in an interview with People. Leon instantly became inspired to do something bigger with his life.

An Epiphany

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Looking For Kindness

Instead of volunteering at a homeless shelter or food bank, Leon had something a bit more intense in mind. He was going to travel all over the world, looking for signs of human kindness. But to make things a little more interesting, Leon was going to repay them for their generosity.

Looking For Kindness

Leon Logothetis / YouTube

Incredible Journey

Leon was ready to make a difference to the world, so he set out on an incredible journey from Alaska to Argentina. And the fact that he did it all in a 50-year-old yellow VW Beetle, or a vintage yellow motorcycle. Before you think that Leon was just going around passing out money, you have to understand that there were a few rules that he followed along the way.

Incredible Journey

Leon Logothetis / YouTube

Relying on Kindness

First off, he could only travel around thanks to the kindness of strangers! This meant that he relied only on strangers to provide him with food, shelter, and gas. Another stipulation was that he couldn’t accept money from anyone that he met.

Relying on Kindness

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Helping Others

While he was on his travels, he returned the acts of kindness with self-funded good deeds. For example, he helped build the second floor of a school for underprivileged students in Peru, he’s fed orphans in Costa Rica, and he helped save 100 stray dogs in Ecuador. Leon also helped to give sight to 100 people by funding their surgery. He was looking for good Samaritans in the world, but he really just needed to look in the mirror to find one!

Helping Others

Leon Logothetis / YouTube

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