When you get the shirt, you have to make a promise:
I promise to help spread kindness wherever and whenever possible. And to the very best of my ability, I'll be nice to those with whom I come into contact on a daily basis.The idea being, when you wear the shirt out in public, the positive attitude would be contagious. I had the chance to wear the shirt out in public three times after receiving it. Let's just say, what a difference a day (or place) makes.
The first time wearing the t-shirt, I went to the local mall and some surrounding stores. I hit six different stores, buying and returning, mostly buying. While I wasn't treated rudely at any of the stores, I don't believe anyone noticed the shirt. I certainly didn't get any comments about it. And didn't have any cause to be extra nice / react differently due to the promise.
The second time I wore the shirt was at the recent Life is Good Festival. The festival presented a perfect location for the positive message of the shirt. Again, I don't think I was treated any differently because of the message on the shirt, but lots of people noticed the shirt and asked if I bought the shirt at the festival. Had I brought t-shirts there to sell, I could have made a bundle. At one point, I might have acted a little nicer, but I'm not really sure if it was the shirt or the festival that caused the behavior (or if it is just how I am naturally).
One of the festival vendors was giving away capes for the kids to wear, branded with their logo. Some guy came running up to me and asked where I got the cape. Initially, I just pointed him in the general direction of where to go. And then I thought, to get the cape you had to collect a series of cards they were giving out. You had to go to their booth many times to get the whole series. Since I already had the cape, I gave my set of cards to him so he didn't have to go through the trouble. I made the guy happy, his kid happy, and even my wife happy because of that. By not bringing the cards home, it was less junk collecting in the house. I wish I took a picture of myself there with the shirt on.
The final place I wore the t-shirt was to work. Yes, my work is that casual. Like while shopping, I doubt anyone read the shirt there either. I've gotten comments on some of the other shirts I've worn there before but either everyone was too busy or they just didn't notice it. I did get one of my co-workers to hold the door open for me but I think that was just her regular behavior than as a result of the t-shirt. Again, no special occasion for me to act nicer.
In the end, I like the shirt and will continue to wear it around. Attitude-wise, it will be interesting to watch and act as I wear it more.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.