Everyone has a past. Everyone has been hurt. And everyone has a struggle they're trying to overcome.
Every day, we encounter strangers whose stories we may never hear and whose battles we may never see. And yet the smallest act of kindness can be the very glimmer of light someone is longing for to remind them all hope is not lost + that life is totally worth living. In the summer of 2014, we decided to take our crazy passion for people to the streets with Love Out Loud. Banding together with locals who were just as excited to spread love, we stood on street corners giving away a whole lot of sunflowers and waving eye-catching posters with words of encouragement + affirmation.
What began as a simple effort to show people they matter has become a movement of cultivating kindness! Since then, we've impacted hundreds of people in our local community + host Love Out Loud events once a month from city to city! Who knows...maybe you'll spot us in your neighborhood, giving love away + changing the world one lil' heart at a time.
OVER 3,000 PEOPLE REACHED + COUNTING!
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
- Leo Buscaglia
What People Are Saying
I got this card today at a stoplight along with a few motivational words. Just when I was feeling low, these girls came and handed me this card and told me I was beautiful. Just when things are getting worse, you have people like this who lift you up just enough to push through another day. Thank you beautiful girls. - Karina
Leaving work and saw this at a busy intersection: a group of kids waving signs that said "You can do it! Don't give up!"..."You're worthy."..."Make today amazing!" .....Awesome. - Jennifer
An adorable group of kids standing on a busy street corner in the middle of this heat gave me this sunflower and message. Hope in humanity restored. - Ashley
Love Out Loud: what an amazing experience! We were out in the sun, spreading love and letting people know that they matter!...It's so much fun motivating people, letting them now they are beautiful and making their day! - Natalie
Some beautiful girls gave me a sunflower and a great message. What an awesome pick me up. - Kara
Thanks for the sunflowers. You girls made my day. - Mikayla
Saw Even Vanity Ends out spreading the love and it made my day. Thank you. - Jeanette
This is by far the cutest thing ever! Some lady ran to the car, handed me this and told me I was important!!! - Amber
A HUGE step out of my comfort zone. I have never imagined myself dancing around in public and giving out sunflowers while telling others they are beautiful. It's time to change society. - Melina
I honestly find such a joy being able to put a smile on someone's face and just let them know how important and beautiful they are. Even Vanity Ends is making such an impact! And im thankful to be a part. - Krystle
Sometimes all it takes is a smile, genuine care and a little word of encouragement to get you to your next day! It was a blessing serving with EVE...sunflowers and a display of love!! - Bryana
Saw a beautiful thing on the corner of Foothill and Haven! A large group of women spreading love and giving smiles and sunflowers! They definitely made me smile and get a little teary. It was a beautiful thing! Thank you ladies! You're amazing! - Crystal
Thank you for beautiful smiles and lovely sunflower. Just what I needed today. - Tanya
There's sweet souls out there. Got a flower from a stranger just 'cause she wants to spread kindness. - Lexy
I got this card yesterday at a stoplight along with a few motivational words. Just when I was feeling so low because I'm going through one of the most difficult times of my life, these girls come to the car and hand me this card and tell me I'm beautiful. For a second, things didn't feel so bad. I forgot the horrible reason I was down the hill to begin with. Just when things are getting worse, you have people like this who lift you up just enough to push through another day. So thank you random girls on the street. - Crystal
I had a brief moment of sadness yesterday, but on my way home my spirit was lifted by these people on the street giving beautiful sunflowers to everyone. - Nohemy
I know a few beautiful people, and today we supported our beautiful sis Melissa! It was so fun standing at the intersection of Milliken and 4th to encourage people, make them smile, dance, cheer and hand out beautiful sunflowers. - Noel
Thanks Mel for inviting me be apart of today! It was such a blessing to be able to show love & give love on the street corner with the beautiful EVE ladies. Loved it! This movement is amazing! - Maya
Wanna Change Lives + Have Fun While Doin' It? Join the Love Out Loud Street Team!
We believe love changes things! If you'd like to hop on the bandwagon, join the movement! Every month, we hit the pavement to encourage people + giveaway sunflowers to simply show them we care. You can partner with us by checking out our event calendar + saving the dates for the next Love Out Loud! And to keep up with everything going on with us, follow us on Instagram, Facebook + Twitter!
We can't wait for you to join us!