Four brothers have spread joy throughout their community and internationally, by undertaking 100 acts of kindness since the first lockdown a year ago.
These acts of kindness range from growing flowers and making cards, to litter-picking and even visiting a Carlisle care home with their pet lambs.
The 4 Little Farm Boys, as they are known on social media, are Thomas, eight; Sebastian, six; Jacob, five; and Henry, two.
The three eldest all attend Hunter Hall School in Penrith.
Their mother Amy Raven said: “The thing that started it all was the phrase – in a world where you can be anything, be kind – so we began with 10 acts of kindness. Then, each lockdown it got bigger – 50, then 100.
“I’m totally proud of them. Kindness is a big thing at the boys’ school and they were missing their friends, so we just started doing things. Just lots of insignificant things that have all added up.
As their name suggests, the boys regularly help out on the family farm near Durdar, Carlisle, and the boys have now documented an entire farming year from planting and harvesting to bailing and now lambing.
“We are just about to plant an acre of sunflowers which the boys are intending on giving out to family and friends,” added Amy, “they are going to grow them from start to finish.”
Fully immersed in farming life, they have two pigs, nine chickens, nine lambs, and even two peacocks.
These lambs were recently taken to Laurels Care Home in Carlisle to brighten up the residents’ day, having been unable to have many visitors over the past year.
The lads have accumulated more than 5,000 likes on their Facebook page with people regularly getting in touch from as far away as New Zealand.
“We only started the Facebook page as a way to keep in touch with relatives from further afield, then gradually over the lockdown we’ve been posting their antics around the farm,” added Amy.
For their final act of kindness, the boys are planning to give away their old toys to charity.
Thomas, the eldest, said: “My favourite kind thing to do has been to grow flowers and send them to my family and friends for Valentine’s Day.”
Sebastian said he enjoyed collecting old toys to donate and Jacob liked baking with his mother to give cakes to people.
Amy joked that Henry has mostly enjoyed causing chaos while the others do their online learning for school.
Amy said she might resurrect the project for the summer holidays.