We the Buffalovers
by Jeff Czum - posted 10:00 am, March 26, 2015
You have your head down, fingers racing across the touchscreen keyboard, ears plugged with blaring headphones, and feet pacing in sync with the beat of your iTunes. Stop, smell the roses [they’re coming – we promise], and look up to see all the Buffalove in the air.
Once a city under siege, a now thawed and transformative place has shown its true colors as one of pure hometown pride.
It’s as if you can feel the hopes for prosperity from the cracks of the sidewalk beneath you and the pores of the one sitting next to you.
It is this exact sentiment that broods from the BuffaloveNote movement.
Hand printed on paper objects of every size and color, the BuffaloveNotes emulate all that the term ‘Buffalove’ could ever hope to represent. Within this ‘city of good neighbors’ comes about something that allows you to track just that. These small acts of kindness are meant to be picked from their Etsy store, posted about in true 2015 Instagram fashion, and then passed on to the next person to revel in and enjoy.
Reading things such as, “Your sunshine is showing”, “Your love gives me powers”, and the option of a custom message, brings about smiles that you probably haven’t felt since your crush in 5th grade handed you that secret valentine. There is truly nothing like walking out to your car and finding some love hiding underneath your windshield in place of the usual looming parking ticket.
It’s time to bring the true nature of pure kindness and unprompted compliments back to life. Bring on the sunshine and bring on the BuffaloveNotes. We hope you’ll send us some, too.
~ Pearl Leigh Gates