Random 1 is one of my favorite things, ever and if I could I would walk around and just do what they did all day!
What is Random 1?
The mission of Random 1 in real life, on television, and on the web is to make a positive difference in the lives of strangers picked “at random”. Random 1 LLC is a media production company that documents the stories of helping people.
How did Random 1 get started?
In 1996 two friends – one black, one white, and polar opposites beneath the surface as well – embarked on a journey in an old rusted pick-up. Their mission was to meet strangers at random and try to make a difference in their lives. Most of what they did for people worked. Though sometimes, things would go horribly wrong. Regardless, the experiences brought forth in the friends a strong sense of purpose, not to mention the addictive thrill of encountering the unknown.
In 1999, they began documenting their experiences on film. During the spring of 2001, three volunteer producers joined their mission and worked from a dusty basement office to facilitate solutions for the random encounters. During the fall of 2004 an RV manufacturer, Dynamax Corporation, loaned the 3-person support team a high tech RV to call home. And so was born Random 1, an undercover philanthropic organization.
The story about the two men, their pick-up and the grassroots movement began to spread. In April of 2005, the organization teamed up with A&E Television Networks. The network has decided to allow the true story experiences to begin airing as a documentary series on November 1, 2005. Find out what happens as the two men continue their mission across America in search of the perfect random 1.
Unfortunately, the show is no longer on air, as the wonderful folks called Random 1 are working on other projects BUT the website is still up and you can still watch all the episodes!