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Kindness Stories

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Trying To Be Patient

Submitted by Oriana from Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Every single day, when I get to school, I hold the door for the people coming behind me to come in. Especially at that time when there is a big crowed to come into the school, some of them thank me to hold the door for them, but the moyority don't. I understand if they don't because it is really early and commonly people are not very friendly at 7.30 am. I'm a bit more patient every day...

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A Walking With My Friends

Submitted by selene from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

one afternoon i was walking with my friends and saw an old woman asking something to people, so we thought she was asking for money, we got closer to her. she was a blind woman who was asking the people if they could help her to cross the street so i holded her arm and helped her to cross the street, she was so grateful and i felt good with myself

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Helping An Elderly Lady Out

Submitted by Belen from Rio Grande,Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

On my last trip to Buenos Aires city my mother and I were waiting outside my brother's apartment for him to open the door when a lady in her late seventies asked me to borrow my cellphone. It was a hot day and I thought she was feeling sick and that she nedded to call someone to pick her up. So I gave her my phone. She talked with a man that I think was her son and then she...

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A Cold Winter

Submitted by anonimous from ARGENTINA

Once I was passing by the supermarket when I saw a woman who had been carrying some bags for a long time - I thought she was waiting for someone-. As it was winter season, the womans hands looked like very cold and weak. Instead, I felt really sad for her! and as my house was two blocks from there, I decided to give this woman my winter gloves. When I offered them to her, she couldn't get her head...

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The First Time...

Submitted by Craig from Charlotte

I've heard and been reading stories about "The Random Act of Kindness" but it is one of those things that you don't realize that it really exists until it happens to you. There was a lady in front of me this morning at the drive through at Dunkin Doughnuts which I had an eye contact for a very brief second. When I pulled at the window, the girl at the window told me that the lady before me had payed...

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Compliments Are Free

Submitted by Lena from Puyallup, WA

I saw one of the most naturally beautiful, stunning women at my physical therapy office the other day. She was in her 50-60's with long, thick gray hair and beautiful facial features. She was there interpreting for a deaf patient and on my way out I felt compelled to let her know that I thought she was stunning. I admired that she let her hair go gray and was owning every strand and that she was so beautiful. So, I...

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With Hope, “All Things Are Possible.”

Submitted by Diana Ir from Denver, Colorado, USA

December 23, 2011. It was 2 PM on a Friday afternoon, two days before Christmas.

I walked to the surgical waiting room (WR) in the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) at 5 PM. I looked around for a glimpse of the population in the WR. I noticed that the room was very quiet, not crowded, but there were a few visitors waiting for their loved ones. One visitor, we’ll call her, Ms. X, particularly caught my attention because she was...

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Bathroom Rak!

Submitted by Ashley from Oswego New York

Today while in the bathroom...  Yes I said bathroom hahaaha :) I had an idea for a random act of kindness!! I looked at the tampon and napkin machine, while drying my hands. I decided to put a quarter and a RAK card in an envelope, and taped it to these machines in a couple bathrooms in different buildings on the SUNY Oswego campus. On the envelope, i wrote "for someone who needs it!"

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A Hundred Paper Cranes

Submitted by Vic from Fraser Valley, BC

I was in a craft store a few months back and found a package of 100 pieces of origami paper. I purchased it and on the way home I decided I was going to figure out how to fold origami cranes. I started with one cranes, that lead to two...three...and before I knew it I had 100 cranes sitting on my table. I then thought about what I'd do with all of these cranes. I thought I'll leave them for...

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A Lifetime Of Kindness

Submitted by Adrian Skelly from Edinburgh, Scotland.

This is not a story about a single act of kindness, it's about one mans lifetime of love and kindness towards others. My wee dad passed away on the 8th of April 2014, he would have been 82 years old on the 15th of April. While he was small in stature, he was a giant in his capacity for love of his family, as well as kindness and consideration towards everyone; be they family, friends or complete strangers. Throughout his...

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