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Do you know someone who is feeling alone, sad, missing someone special. Maybe they just need a smile- give them a little hope with a Friendship Light . It is well worth the effort.

I started a Friendship Lights program this year where I meet people who are lonely, sad, afraid or just need someone to talk to.  And I give them a Friendship Light to give them something to keep their spirits up.

The people I have met range from the average Joe to a torture victim and everyone in between. Each have an amazing story to tell and a reason for wanting a Friendship Light.

My dream is to be able to tour the country and give Friendship Lights to people of all walks of life and share their stores with you. This way we can all be grateful for what and who we have each day.

Here are a few Friendship Light stories from people in recent weeks

Dear Jack,

Thank you so very much for being the amazing person that you are.  Your ad really restored my trust in the human race again…..I’m going to give the race another chance as a result. You are a very very special human
being and I’m going to keep you in my prayers for a happy and joyous life.  You are a light in the darkness.

Blessings and Hugs,

Jack, I just wanted to say great idea. My only child is a teenager with autism. he feels alone and on the outside of things all the time. Maybe if your idea picks up and he sees a person walking down the street with one of your lights he will know I’m not lying to him when I tell him there are times that everyone feels like that. Good luck and many blessings with your idea.

Hi Jack,    *:) happy
What a generous soul, you are. I too know of such dreams. What you believe, I know, intrinsically. Although I am not lost I have lost sight of 2 of my family & missed them dearly. I just celebrated their birthdays by myself this July. Coincidently I started my club in 2012 for alot of the same reasons you saw in your dream. I would like to have 1 of your friendship lights
if you please? I would like to meet you & your family. You are so fortunate to have them near, after all the greatest friendships start with family & the closest friendships are thought of as family. I wish you all well
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I been heartbroken. 4 yr relationship n I done everything for this guy even furnish his home. I’m now $16,000 in debt also. Furthermore he cheated n when tried to confront him via text he wouldnt respond n hasnt since… I feel abandoned like somebody robbed my soul… its a horrible feeling n I cant handle it… I need help

What a cool idea and invention. I recently moved here,Park Slope from Grand Rapids, Michigan
……don’t know anyone and everything is so confusing. Some what lonely and trying not to be sad or let this city get me down. Its kinda funny, I just happen to come across your posting. It did make me smile. Just wanted u to know. Oh! My name is Zac. Thanks for making me smile:).

Hello jack:

I have a best friend ex girlfriend whom for certain circumstances we can not be together but we miss each other dearly being on two separate sides of the earth I would love for both of us to have one as reminders of our friendship please let me know if this is possible. If so how can I get them.

Hi live in Bensonhurst I can really use o e of your light I’ve lost someone very close to me.
There Isn’t a day that go by that I don’t miss her.  And it’s been close to 7 years. And for
me it’s like it was yesterday

hi jack my name is Edwin and i think its really awesome that you doing this you are truly a good person. and yes i am feeling very lonely i miss my daughter i haven’t seen her in a while and miss her dearly and also me and my girlfriend are no longer  together so that’s
bringing me down to i hope I’m able to get one of your lights i can really use a spirit boost. i hope to hear from you soon thank you

hi jack i would love to be a part of the friendship light community! 🙂 just moved to NYC from seattle and am missing millions of people it feels like. i’m off work tomorrow and live in flatbush/ditmas park (beverly road on the Q) and my dog wants to meet you. his
name is squid. 🙂 hope to hear from you :):)

I am Karen. I want one because I am taking care of an elder grandmother. She is 86 years old and she is lonely here. I want her feel warmth in this hurry and busy city.

Thank you for your friendly and help.
All the best,

Hi, Jack. My name is Ken. We took a trip to Manhattan this summer and had a great time.

After reading your offer, I just had to write. Everyone responds to injustice and acts of evil. Too often the acts of kindness are overlooked by too many. Unfortunately,
this is the world we live in.

I was so touched by your generosity, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say thank you. Thank you for being generous. Thank you for reaching out to those who are hurting or lonely.

I wish we had more people like you in this world – what a place it would be be!

May God richly bless you for the way you bless others. That is how He intended us to be and you are a ROCK STAR!!!

Thank you for making my day!

Hello Jack, my name is Asia and i love this idea. I think it is such a genuine and selfless deed. I would love a friendship light for my best friend Liyah. She had a horrible week last week.

An ex boyfriend of her dies in a motorcycle accident, her current boyfriend left her and also these are minor issues she is still hurting. And to add to all the pain one of her close uncles passed away on her birthday last week as well.

It is very sad because they shared the same birth date as well. I hope you get a chance to read my email. I would love to put a smile on her face. Thank you for taking the time out to read my email. I hope to hear from you soon.

Have a great day! 🙂



My name is damien I live in brooklyn and I could really use one my girlfriend left me a month ago and its got me kinda depressed

Hi Jack, I’ve been through so much hardship past 3 Years till current time I’m always looking for that light at the end of the tunnel but haven’t yet found that spark it would be nice to have a friendship light if it’s still available I’d love to hold one near.

Thank you,

you are awesome when i loose faith in the world on occasion and then here of a remarkable selfless act which you are doing it brings me rite back to a very good faithful place .

thank you and god bless you and yours


Hi, I would like to have a light just to keep me reminded of what I have.

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