"If you want to experience real joy in your life, start giving away, start giving out..." Retired couple Peter Grazier and Nance Cheifetz decided that they wanted to become full-time Fairy Godparents, so in 2003, they sold their Lexus and bought Bodhi, their 1990 Volkswagon kindness van, and have been hitting the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area with lunch and hot chocolate. "Adults should have more fun than they do," says Cheifetz, who encourages everyone to join in the delight in giving.


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  • Zinat Fazal

    God bless their souls! They doing what is possible to make a difference...and enjoying!

  • Barb Gross

    Seeing a couple choosing a van to write their inspirations and sharing the simple gifts of self, love and free food with people on their journey! A reminder to us all to be mindful to freely and lovingly give of self!

  • Lanie

    If all pensioners and non-pensioners who are healthy and fit with money to spare for people who can't afford to eat a meal a day. The world would be a better place to live for those who haven't got much.

  • Marilyn Warlick

    What inspired you about this video? the joy in letting go and connecting how beautiful!!

  • Linda

    If I stop thinking about "me" and what I don't have or don't like; perhaps if I give all my time and energy to what others want - work or not, then maybe I'll be a happier person. Lightbulb moment LOL This, if nothing else, is my lesson for today. Namaste.

  • Dani

    Slowly ,more of us realize the deeper sense of general-Well-Being, that comes when Giving feels like receiving..

  • Penny Walker

    Service to mankind. Can't get any better than that. Thank you.

  • Janie

    The simplicity and joy given and received

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  • Robin

    We don't need a lot--so true! It makes me examine what I truly need.

  • Aimee

    I love this, they are inspirational. I especially appreciate that they have no angle and no target. They are giving equally and I feel like the world could use a lot more of this right now 😊

  • Christian Vanderford

    You guys seem to have it figured out. Great thinking, and I give you credit for having the courage to act on it;)

  • Linda C Thomas

    Thank you Peter and Nance for sharing your joy juice. Cheers



  • Sherri Wood

    I have taken photos of this van and posted on my FB page -- lots of smile shared around my own community. LOVE their messages.

  • Cibele

    These two are delighful! What gorgeous energy, beautiful compassion and delighful love for all. Thank you, sweethearts for your guft of giving and seeing everyone. You inspire me. Bless you both.

  • Tracy

    Nancy and Peter you're joie de vivre is awesome. I'm more inspired now to continue doing good acts, in the hopes it sets off a chain reaction...This world needs more kindness. Thanks for reminding me how easy it can be😍

  • cheerytomato

    Nance's laugh is inspiring! Such joy! What a great reminder that we all have something we can give to our fellow human beings. Thank you, Nance & Peter, and thanks for posting this video!

  • Carol DeLaurier

    Their acts of kindness. It reminded me of a song. Something like -human kindness is overflowing and I think it's going to be a beautiful day.

  • Acharya R.G.

    One who thinks of other's welfare truly lives and they are the great inspirers for rest of mankind.May the tribe of Perer and Nancy multiply by leaps and bound!!

  • Simi

    Million blessings to you wonderful souls!!

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Here's to adults having more fun in being generous and kind! <3 And yes giving just to give. I've experiences this with FREE HUGS at times too and it breaks my heart every time.

  • Deepak

    Thank you . Beautiful . " Do the Good , As often as you can , To all you can And when ever you can .

  • Patricia

    I enjoy seeing this couple reach out to the community and give and observe the comfort/discomfort level of others to thankfully receive with no other agenda for either the giver or receiver.

  • Cindy

    Lovely lovely people!

  • Barb

    Great video and thank you for being a great inspiration. We are all happier when we are giving of ourselves.

  • sylv

    You guys rock!!

  • mel

    We don't need a lot! Loved hearing that at the end of this video. What a great couple doing some great work!

  • Barbara

    This is such a fun video. I love the simplicity of the whole thing, I love the spirit of kindness and giving. A great philosophy, Live with joy, give what you can, laugh. I especially love the comment about adults having more fun, so true!

  • Carol

    I love people who break sets, break expectations and simply do what is in their hearts to do for others no matter what....way to go!

  • Kay

    I love that you guys are doing a joy filled thing that elicits smiles! I agree, adults should have more fun in live! You are awesome!!

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