When OCDE officially launched its One Billion Acts of Kindness campaign on May 5, it did so with the help of several prominent Orange County leaders. Appearing along with students in a special video message, O.C. Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens, United Way CEO Max Gardner and Orange County Business Council President and CEO Lucy Dunn weighed in on what kindness means to them and how the trait impacts their respective roles.

Well, we’ve reached out to another local community member, and perhaps you’ve heard of him. His name is Mike Scioscia, and he should know a thing or two about kindness, having literally worn a halo for 16-plus years as manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Click on the video above to hear the Angel skipper’s thoughts on kindness, how it relates to baseball, and what kids should take away from the One Billion Acts of Kindness campaign.


Don’t forget to contribute your acts of kindness. Simply visit the website www.kindness1billion.org and click on the designated button — there’s an option for schools and community organizations to submit multiple acts at once — or share them on social media using the hashtag #kindness1billion.