We always think of kindness as some ‘big achievement’ that takes gravitas. Short Term 12 shows us that kindness can be achieved through small moments. This film explores what it really means to be kind, diving into the cheesy rules your kindergarten teachers constantly preached about. Through these characters’ actions, we learn that a nod can hold as much meaning as a hug.
Kindness is an offered easy chair
Kindness is a turning of the window blind.
Kindness is adding ‘I’ to ‘love you’ and a ‘you’ to ‘thanks’
Kindness is sprinkling red sparkles on cupcakes.
Kindness is framing a picture of yourselves at the mall
Kindness is crying with someone as they cry
Kindness. Just Kindness.