Inspiration to Go Above and Beyond Everyday

WestJet’s latest feature in its Above and Beyond Stories series features a London, Ontario high school student named Josh. After his father passed away, not only was he feeling depressed and alone, but he was bullied relentlessly by the kids at school.

Then one day it all changed when he decided to open doors. It was a simple act, but it had a big impact that helped him change his life around. The kindness didn’t end there though, you’ll have to see the video.

Opening a door is more than a physical act. It’s about putting yourself out there, getting to know people, making them feel comfortable, and making them feel welcome. Josh decided to make a change that ultimately had a dramatic impact on his life and on the lives of his fellow students. We hope his story is as inspiring to you as it is to us.

It’s remarkable how a simple act of kindness toward others changed Josh’s world. Even more remarkable is the profound impact it had on every single person around him.

Josh set out to show his new school who he truly was — a genuine, caring individual. In return, his schoolmates showed him he’s much more — a role model and a king. Thank you, Josh. You are as courageous and as kind hearted as they come.
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