Team Inspire KC spreads positive message across the metro

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Walking the streets of downtown Kansas City, it's hard not to notice an inspiring movement that's spreading across the area.

On Friday night, light poles, newspaper stands, trees and construction signs were all marked with a special notecards from Team Inspire KC.

"The purpose of Team Inspire is basically to just inspire yourself to be the best version of yourself that you can be," organizer Selina Tucker explained. "Just smile all the time and be positive and to inflict that on to other people."

Tucker and fellow Johnson County high school student Katie Gumby have localized a national trend, which was started by members of boy band group Emblem3.

Tucker and Gumby gathered a group of about 20 girls from all across the metro Friday afternoon, and together they put up notecards with messages like "Be the change you wish to see in the world" and "Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great."

"Sometimes we just put 'You're loved' because sometimes people don't feel loved," Gumby said. "To see it in writing from a random stranger they say 'Oh, maybe I am.'"

The girls put up nearly 200 notecards and hope to continue to spread their optimistic message with the Kansas City homeless community as well as at the upcoming Red, White and Boom concert, where Emblem 3 will be performing.

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