Extraordinary People

Boy paints stones then hides them for people to find as he dreams of spreading positivity

It seems you’re never too young to change the world.

We’ve seen environmentalist Greta Thunberg, 17, and anti-gun activist Emma González, 20, use their voice to educate their peers on becoming better citizens.

And now it seems you’re never too young to change the world.

For one little boy, who has just graduated from kindergarten, is doing just that.

Meet five-year-old Julian McNaughton, who is literally, rocking the world.

Along with his mum Kelli, this artist-in-the-making collects rocks to create colourful creations on them, before hiding them again for random passers-by to find.

The gifted duo go on mini missions around their neighbourhood to plant the artwork so that their fellow locals can discover them on their walks.

Their hope is that the stones spread positivity to people who stumble across them, especially during social distancing when communities are spending more time apart.

It’s tricky to pick a favourite, though our leaning is towards Julian’s ‘be different’ message alongside a doodle celebrating being the black sheep of a family.

We are also big fans of the Mad Hatter stone, with the infamous Alice In Wonderland quote reminding the lucky finder, ‘You’re entirely bonkers but I’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are.’

Julian’s collection also includes familiar faces from the Toy Story franchise; namely Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr Potato Head, and Forky.

He has crafted rocks with inspiring messages too, such as ‘let your light shine’ and ‘follow your dreams, they know the way’.

While our readers outside of the States may have a hard time finding one of the creations from US-based Julian, we’re feeling inspired to kickstart a UK rock movement.

In the meantime, take a peek here to brighten your day: Julian Rocks The World.


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