The London riots of the Summer of 2011 shocked many Londoners.
They were left saddened and despairing of life in their city but, in one woman's case, the riots had a motivating effect.
Bernadette Russell decided to take on a year-long project to counter the effects of the riots - '366 Days of Kindness'.
She didn't think she'd mange the whole year and she wondered about people's reaction but was happily surprised on both counts.
Follow Bernadette on Twitter: @BetteRussell or using the hashtag #366DaysOfKindness.
Producer: Kirsty McQuire
(This production was part of the Global Story Project, with support from the Open Society Foundations. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.)
First Broadcast, 6 July, 2013
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