'Text for Humanity' Project Allows People to Send Compassionate Texts to Strangers

Even though we're more connected than ever, people are actually lonelier than ever before. 

Texts for Humanity, a new texting platform, is working to combat this loneliness and spread a little kindness. 

Cloud communications company, Sinch, partnered with Mental Health America, to create the platform which allows people to send and receive compassionate texts from strangers.

“Today, nothing is as personal and emotional to us as our phones. But although we use them 24/7 to communicate, we seem to feel lonelier, not happier,” Sinch CMO Jonathan Bean told Good News Network. “At Sinch, we believe mobile communication is the solution, not the problem. So what if people could start to get unconditional love from the phones we love unconditionally?

“We made the world’s first texting switchboard, where you send a text you would love to get, to a stranger,” he continued. “And in turn, you receive a text that someone in the world right now needs to hear. Because we’re more open and honest with strangers, these words have the potential to be relevant, personal and powerful. After all, we are human.”

To join the movement, find the corresponding phone number on the Text for Humanity website and simply send the word "join."

Users can send and receive up to 5 texts every day. Currently, over 7,000 texts have been sent in over 23 countries. 

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