NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — On a recent walk around DUMBO in Brooklyn, WCBS 880's Mike Sugerman found rock solid evidence of light and warmth in the world.
Colorful painted rocks with positive messages including "All you need is love," "Be cool" and "This too shall pass," have been placed all over Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO pathways, serving as bright little symbols of hope.
Danielle Aventajado her two kids, 10-year-old Rico and 7-year-old Lucia, and her husband, Xander, are the masterminds behind this uplifting project.
The famly live a stone's throw away from the park and walkway. They're a crafty family and needed an outlet as they're stuck inside. So far they've painted about 75 rocks.
"We can see how it brings joy to people's lives when they see them and it's such a dark time right now and I think just seeing something bright or polka dot or fun and colorful on your walk with little messages has been uplifting," Aventajado said.
Word of their gifts spread on their Instagram under the hashtag #loverockhappy. One of their videos had 100,000 views.
The idea is spreading.
"We've been getting a great reaction from other families who are doing it with their children in their neighborhoods and towns across the country," Aventajado said.