Doing Kindness incorrectly?

I have been involved in a lengthy email dialog with a group who have been miffed over some folks who were doing kindness outreaches incorrectly. Kindness incorrectly! What the heck? The whole thing escalated to the point that a story was written about it in the local paper. Won’t say where it happened but it was in one of my favorite writer’s hometown – Ernest Hemmingway. He spoke of his town as having “Broad lawns and narrow minds…” But then again, since when has a prophet been recognized in his / her own hometown.