Give A Little Le Rouge Love: The Sequel

On Sunday, “06880” gave a shout-out to Aarti Khosla. The owner of Le Rouge — the fantastic downtown artisan chocolate shop — is offering handmade hearts for just $5 each. She wants folks to give them to people who have made a difference in someone’s life. “Give a Little Love,” she calls her campaign.

Yesterday, there were lines out the door. Today, countless customers handed out untold numbers of chocolate hearts. What a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Aarti welcomes photos of the recipients. She’ll display them on a “Wall of Love” in her cafe.

You’ll want to see it. But here’s a sneak peek:


That’s Doris Ghitelman, bestowing her random act of kindness on Shy, one of Trader Joe’s superb employees.

“She always greets me with a smile, and inspires me with her generous spirit and drive,” Doris says. “Today I let her know how much I appreciate her.”

Doris adds: “When she’s not working at Trader Joe’s, Shy is an immigration law student at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.”

Aarti’s campaign runs all through February. So there’s plenty of time for all of us to join Doris and Shy, and “give a little love.”

5 responses to “Give A Little Le Rouge Love: The Sequel

  1. Vivianne Pommier

    It would be great if everyone would do a random act of kindness daily.
    Thanks for starting it….

  2. Bonnie Bradley

    What a love-ly story and photo ❤️. Best wishes to Shy at Georgetown and in the future. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. Love rules!

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    That is “all kinds of awesome” right there!!

  4. A big shoutout to Dan for believing in my idea and spreading the word. As a few of the people who stopped in the cafe said, ” We do whatever Dan tells us to do”…….

    I feel so humbled and deeply touched by all the support this campaign is getting from the community and feel privileged to make a small contribution in “Give-ing a Little Love”.
    It’s off to a good start as hearts were on everyone’s minds these past few days, but I would like to keep this going as all of us need a little love on a daily basis. 10% of all the proceeds from the ” Give. little Love” campaign will go to a deserving charity or cause each month, and we know we have plenty of those, so hope to see more of our wonderful community stop in.
    Thank you once again.

  5. I stopped in tonight to fill out a ballot for the Westport Cinema Initiative’s n’Oscar’s contest… and was pleased to see that the “Give a Little Love” campaign is still going strong. It’s a wonderful idea, and I’m happy we aren’t limiting our special appreciations for others to just February 14th!