Leon Logothetis on a mission. Riding his yellow motorcycle, which he calls Kindness One, he is attempting to travel around the world on nothing but the kindness of strangers. No money. No food. Nowhere to stay. Logothetis is counting on the generosity of the human spirit to keep him going.
“It’s all about inspiring other people and being inspired myself,” Logothetis said of his passion project today on “Good Morning America.”
So far, he’s met with success. In Las Vegas, a family gave him food and a place to sleep.
In Nebraska, cowboys let him stay with them on their ranch.
“The American people have been absolutely fantastic,” Logothetis said.
And in Pittsburgh, after a dozen people turned him down, Logothetis met Tony, a homeless man who shared his food and offered to let Logothetis sleep with him in a dilapidated garage.
“It was so inspiring, so humbling for me,” Logothetis said. “The people in Pittsburgh hadn’t really helped and he offered me a place to stay. He gave me food, he gave me some clothes, and he inspired me.”
So just how far can kindness get you? Logothetis is determined to find out.
“I used to be broker in London, sitting behind a desk, working 12 hour days, and it wasn’t for me,” he explained. “Then I went and traveled the world and connected with people. And that’s what it’s all about. That’s where the magic is; connection. Heart to heart.”
One his blog, Logothetis said he’ll board a ship from New York to Europe, adding he’ll do so “as a non-paying passenger. Kindness Rocks!”
He also lists a tentative itinerary that would see him traveling to France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Instanbul, India, Bhutan, Cambodia and Vietnam, among other countries.
His journey will be filmed for a TV show. The trip also serves to raise awareness about and raise funds for Make a Wish International.