Bells with a message created to show kindness

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If a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Brazil, can that cause a tornado in Texas?

That’s called “the butterfly effect” in something known as the “chaos theory.”

But in the case of Ben Mare Packard, his butterfly effect is doing anything but create chaos.

Ben was about to turn three when he died suddenly at his home in Tucson, Arizona.

He had a croupy cough and his throat welled up and closed so quickly his parents couldn’t save him. But they hoped they could help others.

To cope with their grief and respond to what they say is the immense kindness everyone showed them, the Packards began making simple bells.

They decorated the bells with clay and porcelain and hung them around their home town with the simple message to remind people to be kind.

The idea took off from there and is now in several cities including Greensboro and High Point.

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