LEFAIR Magazine Spring 2018

Page 140



Writer Madeline Rosene @madelinerosene

earing beaded bracelets and the same worn grey hoodie he wore when we met a day or two before, Leon Logothetis seems happy inside of himself. He is comfortable talking to almost anyone and strikes up a conversation with our videographer immediately. He appears to derive great joy from telling bad jokes that somehow manage to land and make his listeners laugh likely due to his British accent and deadpan expressions. “I like your energy,” he will occasionally say to certain people he meets. This sort of sprightly social ease may have something to do with traveling to 20 countries and approaching hundreds of people during the course of the filming of Leon’s television show, The Kindness Diaries. Relying only on the kindness of others, the first season of the show, which can be streamed on Netflix, centers around Leon making his way from Los Angeles all the way around the world visiting travel-worthy destinations, educating viewers on historical facts, and of course, looking for places to crash and food to eat. Here’s the twist: anyone Leon encounters on the show who displays a great deal of kindness to him and others, receives a generous gift. Past gifts have included eye surgeries, schooling, and even homes.

And I started to travel the world on kindness.”

“I quit my job.

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