Good Deeds Buffalo was founded after the sudden passing of Jordan James’ mother, Margie, in 2019. Jordan made the selfless decision to donate her organs, which helped two people see again and countless burn victims. Jordan and his family received a special thank you from one of the donation recipient families, and the satisfaction of making a difference in a stranger’s life helped Jordan deal with the grief of losing his mother. Prior to her passing, Jordan and his mother discussed the creation of a talk show that showcased the good deeds of others. He reflected on that conversation after her death and decided to channel his grief into something positive in her honor. They connected over a passion for kindness — Margie devoted much of her life to giving back to others, and Jordan understood the importance of showing compassion for others after experiencing bullying growing up. With that, Good Deeds Buffalo was born.
Jordan hosted the first episode of Good Deeds Buffalo in May 2021.
Good Deeds Buffalo is a local talk show that memorializes the simple act of kindness. We celebrate the good deeds of everyday Western New York citizens who shine as beacons of hope and choose to selflessly make a difference in their community without asking what’s in it for them. From painters using their art to bring joy to cancer patients to human rights activists on a mission to protect vulnerable communities to musicians using their talents to heal others, our guests symbolize the importance of generosity.
Jordan James seeks to uncover as many Good Deeds as he can to showcase the beautiful amount of positivity and love within the Queen City of Buffalo, NY and he aspires to one day bring this mission to a nationwide audience.
"Everyone has hardships and challenges but it's what you do with it that is key. I am fixated on finding people to help inspire others,”
- Jordan James
Jordan James of North Tonawanda said he’s always dreamed of becoming a talk show host. So, he turned that dream into a reality!
“I was waiting for someone to give me my own talk show. I was waiting for someone to give me that opportunity. And I went for it myself,” he said.
James said the show was inspired by the passing of his mother.
Jordan Moll-Vigrass, 25, of Tonawanda is going by a different name these days – Jordan James – his stage name of which he hopes to use while he inspires others with his new talk show “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
He's a bright light of a human, and he's on a mission to shine a light on the good things and good people of Buffalo.
Jordan James is making a name for himself by making others feel good.
"Good morning, beautiful. I'm Jordan James, I just want to wish you a wonderful day," James said.
That cheery greeting became a staple of his posts on TikTok, something he just started for fun during the coronavirus pandemic. When they started to take off, he started to wonder what more he could do. (WGRZ)
Jordan James loves to spread positivity.
He does so frequently on his Tik Tok account, where he’s attracted, 10,000 followers. And now he’s spreading positivity in a whole new way.
This May, he’s launching a new show through WBBZ and online called Good Deeds Buffalo.
In each episode, he’ll highlight a different person or group working to create positive change in the community.
He’s always thought of having some sort of talk show, but this show itself was inspired by his mother, Margie.
She passed away suddenly after a heart attack in 2019.
A North Tonawanda native is showcasing the helpers throughout our community. News 4’s Gabrielle Mediak shares the mission behind “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
Jordan James has been through more than the average 25-year-old. “I came out to my mother when I was 13 or 14-years-old and just said, ‘I’m gay’,” he said.
One of his biggest supporters, his late mother Margie, became the inspiration behind his new talk show, “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
She was a bright light in the community and the pair talked about this dream of Jordan’s in the past. “I said, I really want to share my positivity but my mom came up with the idea of highlighting people and what they do for the community, but really the reasons behind it,” he said.
It’s always cool to see someone in your community being recognized on national television, and one Western New Yorker has been making waves in our community – so much so that the Drew Barrymore Show recognized him for his good deeds.
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