March 9, was highlighted by a very joyful event. One of the key ideals of the International Academy of Kindness is to put the principle of Kindness and Gratitude into practice. We believe that it is important to thank people whose work is the embodiment of the ideals of kindness while they are still around. One of such people is Paolo Coelho. The statue of the writer is erected by the Palacio Anjos in Lisbon, Portugal.