Your neighbors: “You’re perfect” and Benjamin Smythe

Kim Aronson is an online community builder who has lived in Berkeley for the past decade. He makes short films on the side. You’ll find his third video for Berkeleyside, about Benjamin Smythe, above.

Watch Aronson’s first Berkeleyside film, about Sunday softball organizer Raymond Weschler, and his second about poster maker Doug Minkler.

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  • I am so glad Kim made this great film about the “You’re Perfect” guy. Readers had been sending in photos of him and mentioning having seen him in the streets of Berkeley and I was wondering who he was!

  • I saw him the other day for the first time, and he put a big smile on my face … as did Kim’s Video.

  • Jennifer C.

    OH! Thank you! I have been meaning to ask you to do something on this feller! He makes me so happy every time I see him. A beautiful reminder that being of service can take so many forms.

  • Really glad I caught this video. I saw this post earlier in the month and the film told a lot more of the story.

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  • Swarski dan

    Hi guys!I am looking for Benjamin Smythe…i was planning a trip to Berkeley Ca to meet up with him,anyone knows where and how to find him…no data is aval over the internet on him…

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  • Mary Flaherty

    That’s a beautiful short film. Thank you, Kim.