Video: 60 year old man kayaks for 183 days to promote kindness

Mark Fuhrmann, a 60-year-old hobby kayaker from Vancouver paddled for 183 days through seas, rivers and the channels of 15 European countries on a 5,400 kilometre journey to honour silent heroes.

As founder of the humanitarian project, “Piece Prize”, Fuhrmann found ‘silent heroes’ in various cities along his journey – citizens who carried out acts of kindness towards others in their community.

He found them through local schools and organizations and handed out a monetary prize provided by himself and private donors.

Fuhrmann, who lost his wife to cancer six years ago, said he felt society has lost its sense of family and he wanted to send a message that small acts of kindness can go a long way.