I missed the Oscars last night, but I did see several of the short, animated films that were nominated for an award, this year, and thought they were fantastic. Seeing those reminded me of this short film I stumbled across a week or two ago, written by Amy Krause Rosenthal, a NYT bestselling picture book author.
Kindness Thought Bubble won an award for Best Animation at the Peace On Earth Film Festival, in 2011. A festival I never realized existed until I found this film. The 2013 POEFF is actually coming right up, too: March 7-10 in Chicago.
The Peace on Earth Film Festival seems like the Kindness Oscars to me. I'd love to see it live-tweeted like the "regular" Oscars. I imagine it would be a far more uplifting experience.
Hope this little film inspired you, like it did me.