Where to begin? “Pinched” from clay the PinchPals were created as characters for an animated film. At its crux it is a very simple idea: a way to express kindness, let someone know “you’ve got their back”, an easy way to re-connect with someone. The story is grounded in the notion at our core we human beings are basically the same, most of us are compassionate beings.

The goal for the PinchPals to touch 1 million lives by the end of 2020 (just did the math, quite a stretch, means something like 83,000 views per month! ). But hey it’s only February !  Over the next year the PinchPals will find exactly where they belong in the grand scheme of the world. For now working to solidify the PinchPals “brand” by sharing the existing animations and gifting a PinchPal.  

Another animation is in the works, focusing on compassionate acts. An act of compassion is defined by its helpfulness. Know someone who could use a lift up, or a pat on the back….a little recognition and a compassionate “pinch” of support goes a long way.

As time goes on blog posts will share PinchPal stories, they travel around the world. Also featured will be stories about PinchPal owners. PinchPals have been gifted to countless folks. This forum will share opportunities and resources for you to express compassion and kindness.

Thank you for helping our divided, stress-filled crazy world be a little more decent, humane, optimistic and promising.

  • Kim Wozniak
    Posted at 16:22h, 11 February Reply

    I’ve been in more pinches than I’d like. Having friends and/or family that had my back always got me through.

  • Shona D'Cruz
    Posted at 19:50h, 11 February Reply

    Great plan! What the world needs now is more kindness.

  • Andrea Taylor
    Posted at 01:10h, 12 February Reply

    I was gifted with a PinchPal by a dear friend. I love it. It’s a little reminder that I am cared about and valued.

  • Chris Sehenuk
    Posted at 03:13h, 12 February Reply

    I really like that these are hand made from clay. In a world saturated with plastic and mass production, I think PinchPals are a great gift idea. I gave a few to my nieces and I was happy I was able to give them a give of love and support that was crafted from the earth, without polluting it. I know we can all use a little more love and support in our lives. It’s a great message, I’m glad to be part of it!

  • Diana Hoyt
    Posted at 13:41h, 22 March Reply

    These are what every one of us needs now. To know that we are loved and that we can show others the same kind of caring, with with pinch pal as the symbol of our commitment to kindness and goodness. Especially now.

  • Kyra
    Posted at 11:07h, 23 March Reply

    Pinch pals are more important than ever! Love supporting friends and art and such a positive message, all at the same time

  • valerie singer
    Posted at 02:04h, 14 May Reply

    What fun! A piece of art, upon which you can put a name, a memory, an idea…..the organic nature of them will come alive with any identity bestowed. The world needs a pal its in such a pinch!

  • Francesca Falvo
    Posted at 13:55h, 21 September Reply

    I think there is something to be said about a gift that is handmade. A simple hand made card, or a handmade mug, or even a tiny pocket sized pinch pal can give you comfort when you hold it in your hands. I believe there is something powerful about handmade objects. There originality, form, and time spent gives them their own personality. This is why pinch pals are meant to represent human beings. Pinch pals help remind us that sometimes it is not about how we are different, but how we are the same. Sending someone a pinch pal is sending love, sending affection, and is sending a message “you are not alone.”

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