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Cell Phones for Soldiers, a non-profit organization helping soldiers stay connected with their families, has teamed up with KIND and BOND, a robotics company, to encourage support for veterans and active duty military.

The campaign is centered around the hashtag #ThanksKindly — for the first 10,000 tweets using this tag KIND will donate $1 to CPFS. The tweets will then be “hand-written” onto cards by Giles the robot, and delivered in person to recipients.

One may ask, does a “hand-written” note by a robot still count?!

According to Sonny Caberwal, BOND’s founder, yes.

“Our goal is to help unlock all of the goodwill, smiles, and gratitude that people genuinely want to [provide] for people they care about, but don’t—simply because they didn’t have access to the right tools to say it the way they wanted to.”

Learn more about the project.