"Spreading happiness through the simple act of being nice."
Kate Webster is the type of person who doesn’t just light a whole room; she lights a whole city. No joke, she’s been abroad for a semester and people are quite literally going crazy. She’s always smiling, dancing and squealing—yes, squealing—and it doesn’t even piss off sarcastic a**holes like myself because she’s just that great.
I often question if she’s really even human. She’s a third year pre-med student, volunteers at a local clinic, and serves on IJM’s executive board. Yet she somehow manages to maintain a GPA that would make every one of you incredibly jealous.
Have you reached the point where you’re scrolling through your Linkedin page while silently crying? Well sorry, I’m not done.
This past summer, she started a freaking non-profit.
I Love Nice People stemmed from a moment of realization that a little bit of kindness can go a long way. I had the honor of hearing this story way back when I Love Nice People was just an idea being tossed around by two childhood best friends. You can read their story here. (Hi Morgan!)
I Love Nice People strives to spread happiness through the simple act of being nice. It's a basic concept-that by being nice, others will want to emulate it. I Love Nice People sells tshirts with their slogan, and donates their profits to various organizations.
These organizations are close to Kate's heart, or have made an impact on her in the past. Like Daymark, a half way house for troubled teens from Kate's hometown of Charleston, West Virginia, or Getsemane Learning Center in Ayacucho, Peru that she visited and was struck by the humble kindness of it's children. Kate and her team believe that by committing yourself to daily acts of kindness, loving others, spreading happy, and by being "nice", you can start a chain reaction of goodness.
It makes sense that Kate Webster loves nice people because she is the definition of one. Whether she's bringing you a cup of coffee in the morning or spending her summer volunteering in Tanzania, she stays true to her cause, because kindness is at her core. We love nice people too, Kate. That’s why we love you.