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  • - Hi everyone.

  • My name is Alyssa.

  • Welcome to Kidskind.

  • Together, each week, we are going to meet amazing kids

  • who are changing the world.

  • Follow along with me as we hear their stories,

  • learn new things, and then, we're gonna hit the streets

  • and meet the kind kids of New York City.

  • First up, our friend, 11 year old, Jonah.

  • Whoa, do you see that?

  • He can crochet so fast.

  • Jonah uses the money he makes from his crochet designs

  • to help families across the world.

  • And while you guys say hi to Jonah,

  • I'll try my hand at crocheting.

  • Jonah is an 11 year old genius

  • when it comes to a needle and yarn.

  • - Hi fellow crocheters.

  • Today, in this tutorial, I'm gonna show you

  • how to make these adorable baby shoes.

  • - When he was five years old,

  • Jonah was going through an old bag of crafts

  • in his basement when something long and shiny

  • caught his eye.

  • It was a crochet hook.

  • He had no idea what it was for.

  • - He found all sorts of fun things,

  • but he was really fascinated with that shiny hook,

  • so he asked me what it was.

  • I told him, and then we went together on YouTube

  • to find a video, just so he knew what it was used for.

  • - A crochet hook is a skinny tool

  • used to make loops with yarn.

  • Those loops are then connected in two crochet stitches.

  • When you do this over and over again

  • using different patterns and colors,

  • you can make incredible things.

  • The first day Jonah picked up those old crochet hooks,

  • he crocheted an entire dish cloth.

  • Ever since then, he's been crocheting away.

  • - He never put that hook down.

  • - Got me hooked.

  • (cymbal crashing)

  • - I have socks and--

  • - I made you an afghan

  • - slippers, and afghans, and pillows.

  • Yeah, pretty much anything.

  • - Jonah loves crocheting so much

  • that his mom has to take his crochet materials

  • away at dinnertime.

  • - Yeah, it is kind of hard because it's so relaxing,

  • and when you start it, you just don't wanna stop.

  • You just wanna keep going.

  • - Jonah's mom was so proud of his new hobby,

  • but she was worried that Jonah would be bullied

  • at school for crocheting.

  • It's not every day you see kid crocheting things

  • like blankets, hats, and mittens at such a high speed.

  • - He took his crocheting to school in fifth grade.

  • That helped him settle down

  • after his assignments were complete,

  • and again, he helped other people, other kids crochet,

  • and they were fascinated at the speed of crochet.

  • - Jonah also excels in school and on the field.

  • - Basketball, football, baseball, track, cross country.

  • All you need is balance on a scale.

  • - Crocheting makes Jonah happy,

  • and it makes other people happy too.

  • - It makes me happy because it relaxes me,

  • and I find it a very productive way to spend my time.

  • And I didn't even notice at first,

  • but it also makes other people happy to see my work,

  • and that's a win win.

  • I donated couple items to the,

  • our same area in the orphanage where I was adopted from,

  • and I raised them $400.

  • That felt really nice

  • to be able to do that because that's where I came from,

  • and it felt like, I just felt like

  • I should give back to them.

  • - Jonah's crocheting skills have become so well known

  • around the world that people as far away

  • as New Zealand and companies like Amazon

  • are sending him boxes and boxes of different color yarn.

  • Not everyone will be a genius at crocheting

  • on the first try, but everyone can be awesome at something.

  • You just have to go out and find it.

  • - Well, I just think of it as it's never to late in life

  • to try something unusual.

  • I march to the beat of my own drum.

  • - Wow, Jonah is so fast.

  • I think I got the hang of it here.

  • What do you guys think?

  • But listen, everyone really can be good at something,

  • and it doesn't have to be crocheting.

  • You may be super talented at arts and crafts,

  • reading, sports, or maybe recycling.

  • Recycling is so important to keep our planet

  • clean and happy.

  • Right?

  • (bell rings)

  • (laughing)

  • Right now, we are going to introduce you to Sammie.

  • Sammie takes something as simple as little bottle caps

  • and completely transforms them.

  • She created what she called, the Buddy Bench.

  • Sammie is on a mission to end loneliness at recess.

  • She's doing it one Buddy Bench at a time.

  • - A Buddy Bench is a place where if someone is lonely

  • or they are new to the school, they can sit

  • on the Buddy Bench, and another person can come up to them,

  • and ask them to play.

  • They could play together.

  • You can meet new friends that way.

  • - Sammie's benches help kids and the planet

  • at the same time.

  • Believe it or not, these benches are actually made

  • out of bottle caps.

  • Many, many bottle caps.

  • Each bench is made up of hundreds of pounds

  • of recycled caps.

  • - This is Sammie's Buddy Bench.

  • - A local manufacturing company turns the caps into benches.

  • - What do you think?

  • - Sammie collected enough caps for three Buddy Benches

  • to be made at her school

  • Lots of kids use them to make new friends, including Sammie.

  • - I'm really excited because it's my first day of school,

  • and I'm really, I'm also really excited

  • that now we have Buddy Benches on the playground

  • for the whole year.

  • (upbeat music)

  • If I see somebody sitting on the Buddy Bench,

  • I ask them to play.

  • So, (murmurs) and Samantha made this

  • which is called the Buddy Bench,

  • and when someone's lonely, they sit on the bench

  • and someone asks them to play,

  • but I did today,

  • and her name was Emma.

  • - Dani, my little sister, she's in kindergarten.

  • On the first day of school, she, or after school,

  • she came up to mom and was like,

  • "I asked somebody to play on the Buddy Bench.

  • I have a new friend."

  • - For Sammie, the hard work isn't over

  • until every playground has one.

  • She's still collecting caps to help

  • other schools get started.

  • - This is what your caps are gonna turn into.

  • (upbeat music)

  • - Thanks, Sammie, for inspiring me to do the Buddy Bench.

  • - And by now, all the classrooms are participating

  • and we have a lot of caps.

  • - Hey Sammie, this is the

  • Pender Kindness Council, guess what?

  • We met our goal for our first bench.

  • - How many pounds do we have?

  • - 235.

  • - Thank you Sammie for the Buddy Bench!

  • (cheering)

  • - Thanks to Sammie, kindness is catching on.

  • - Always be kind to people.

  • You don't just have to be an adult

  • to make a difference.

  • You could be a kid too.

  • - You can get a Buddy Bench at your school too.

  • To learn how to get started, ask your parents

  • to help you go to Sammie's website.

  • Sammie's Buddy Bench invention was awesome.

  • An invention is an idea that can help

  • make the world a better place.

  • Have you ever thought about inventing something?

  • 13 year old, Ella, has.

  • She created something

  • that makes hospitals a little more fun.

  • - My name is Ella Casano, and I invented the Medi Teddy.

  • - Ella is a kid inventor.

  • She came up with Medi Teddy

  • to make the hospital less scary.

  • - When a patient gets their Medi Teddy,

  • this is what they will receive.

  • Then the doctor or nurse will take their IV bag,

  • and slip it into the pouch in the back.

  • From the front, the patient sees a friendly stuffed animal,

  • rather than a bag of medicine.

  • While through the mesh back, the doctor or nurse

  • can check to see how much medicine is left.

  • - Some kids have to get medicine or blood from a bag

  • to be healthy.

  • - I have a platelet disorder called ITP

  • which means that without the medication,

  • I have a high of bleeding or bruising.

  • I've had to get IVs ever six to eight weeks

  • since I was seven.

  • The most intimidating part of the experience

  • has been the big bag of medicine that hangs

  • in the IV pole.

  • And there's nothing really that has been invented

  • to conceal that or make that part

  • of a patient's experience more bearable.

  • - Uh, huh.

  • (laughing)

  • - An invention starts with an idea

  • that someone comes up with for the very fist time.

  • Like when inventors created the light bulb.

  • - The original one, the very first one I made

  • in fifth grade, I actually used a stuffed penguin,

  • but then, we decided to change it to a teddy bear

  • to match the name.

  • - The next step was coming up

  • with what she wanted her invention to look like.

  • - I told my mom what I wanted it to look like,

  • and she drew it.

  • It needed to have a long back

  • because there are different types of IV bags,

  • and some of them are really long.

  • - As I was drawing, she would say things like,

  • no, make the ears lower, or no, it should have a smile.

  • You definitely kind of had a vision,

  • and I was just drawing.

  • I was like the sketcher of it.

  • - Then, builders helped bring Ella's vision to life.

  • Medi Teddy is already helping other kids.

  • - The doctor or nurse will then spike the bag as usual

  • to the ports in the bottom,

  • and I'm actually gonna do it.

  • And then they will hang up their Medi Teddy on the IV pole.

  • Yeah, this is the front.

  • This is the back.

  • - Doctors love Ella's invention too.

  • She's raising money so that other kids

  • can get them for free.

  • - My goal is that every child who wants a Medi Teddy

  • is able to have one.

  • - Inventions can help make the world a better place.

  • The possibilities are endless.

  • - If you have an idea, you should do something about it

  • because if I had just kept Medi Teddy to myself,

  • it never would have become so, so impactful.

  • - We can't wait to see what you come up with.

  • I think I have a few ideas for an invention.

  • Let's see, okay, how about an everlasting fidget spinner?

  • Or invisible homework?

  • I'm sure your teachers would love that.

  • There are unlimited possibilities.

  • We could also invent caterpillars out of paper towel rolls.

  • Here is a great project you can do right at home.

  • And what's even better about making something yourself

  • is that you can give it away to a friend.

  • All you need is a paper towel roll,

  • a glue stick,

  • a pair of scissors,

  • tissue paper, the more the better,

  • different colored pipe cleaners, and a marker.

  • First, you wanna cut up the tissue paper

  • in different pieces.

  • After you get a good amount,