Gulfport’s new Kindness Rock garden at Bayou View Park

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Kindness rocks: that’s why an all new rock garden has been put into place at Bayou View Park in Gulfport.

The garden consists of brightly colored rocks, covered with messages of comfort and encouragement. Visitors in need can take a rock or leave one for someone else to find.

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The garden is a joint project between the city and the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi and it is part of a growing trend. Kay Daneault with the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi said, “It’s something that’s been going on around our country. The concept is basically you just paint some rocks. You can put a rock anywhere for someone else to pick up and find. It can have just colors on it or some sort of little positive saying or art. However you want to do it, but it’s just something that someone can pick up to know that someone else out there might be thinking about them.”

While you’re checking out the rock garden at Bayou View Park make sure to stop by their Little Free Library as well.