Laila Eimers, 5, paints cheerful designs while Police Officer J. Renfrow turns her rock into a potato.
Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.
More than 160 community members joined police from both the Fair Oaks and Sully District stations, Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Sully District Governmental Center in Chantilly to paint “Rocks with Cops.” Among those painting cheerful rocks with encouraging messages was Robyn Povich. Her group, Rockin Robyn Kindness Rocks, leaves painted rocks in Chantilly for people to find and keep or share with others.
“There’s so much negativity in the world today that it’s nice to spread a little bit of kindness,” she said. “And this is a nice way to connect and surprise people and spark happiness and love in their world. You could be bummed out and look down and find a rock that says, ‘You are loved,’ and it could change your whole outlook. It’s also an opportunity to be creative, and it isn’t competitive – it’s about giving and doing something to make others feel good.”