I recently learned the fascinating back-story to the “Be Kind” bumper sticker I mentioned in one of my columns in February.
This sticker now appears on cars not just at the Darien train station where I saw it but also on vehicles all over the Northeast — and I hope eventually all over the country. As a letter to this newspaper’s editor that was published two weeks ago explains, the sticker memorializes the late Bill Mahoney of New Canaan, whom his brother David describes as both a highly accomplished businessman and a very generous philanthropist and one who lived by that “Be Kind” motto. Mr. Mahoney passed away a year ago. That bumper sticker haiku now lends its name to the charitable foundation in formation in Mr. Mahoney’s honor and memory, created to carry forward his work.