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Submitted by jem larry bob jr. from lexington
One random act of kindness i withnessed was when i was in walmart, and i nottised this elderly lady did not have enough monay to pay for her food. The man behind her paid for all of her food. She started crying and then left happy.
Submitted by Margie from Ft Lauderdale
To the couple who stood behind us in the airport security line~
Your quiet act of kindness is something I will never forget. Traveling with 4 kids is hectic, but traveling with a special needs child brings uncertainty and uneasiness. It had already been a rough morning… not getting enough sleep, looking for lost shoes, making sure all of Lucie’s medical supplies were packed, spilt coffee in the car, backseat “He’s looking at...
Submitted by JOHN from PORT JEFFERSON, NY
While attending a minor league baseball game with my family a number of years ago, my eight year old son, Jonathan, was excited about the possibility of getting his first foul ball given our great seat location. We were sitting directly behind home plate, and through the first few innings, while a number of balls reached the stands, none were in our vicinity.
Then he had his chance...
A ball was fouled over the...
Submitted by Barry Marsh from Toronto
The year was1968 at the corner of Avenue Rd and Wilson Ave i was on my way to York University Keel campus. I was hitch hiking as usual. The weather was very cold and I was standing forever with no luck/ride.
A very kind lady called out to me from the apartment building I was standing in front off. She put a hot cup of soup on her window sill for me. Best soup I ever had....
Submitted by Greta Cross from Missouri, USA
One day while surfing the web as most teenagers do I discovered a blog about a woman who did around 30 random acts of kindness on her birthday. I was amazed at what this lady was doing. Some acts were smaller, while some took more time, but it really spoke to me. I told my mom about the blog and shared it with her and told her I too wanted to do random acts of kindness for my next...
Submitted by Perpetua from Vancouver
No strings attached. A Random Act of Kindness Question: How do you accept and react to kindness? A wonderful experience happened to me this Saturday on the way to the mall. Two children, a boy and a girl, came running towards me with bottles on their hands if I want to have bottled water. It was a surprising gesture and unsure whether this was for real. I wondered if they were doing fund-raising. I knelt to their level to ask...
Submitted by Michael Gould from Spokane Valley, Wa.
I recently have had some things in my life making it more complicated than usual, and dropping my phone out of my pocket onto a gravel driveway while helping my little 4 year old daughter out of the car and shattering the screen on it was one of them. I pay for my phone and thought that having the insurance on it to have it replaced if it was lost stolen or damaged was a good idea since I...
Submitted by Danel' from firstname.lastname@example.org
I love cats, so every time when I see cats outside,I regret all of them, especially in winter. First I gave to them food, when several years ago, I saw a little hungry cat. I went to the shop and bought the Whiskas. After that, it has become a habit for me. Every time when I see cat and have money, I buy the food for cat. This makes me happy =)
Submitted by Asia Wason from Spring hill florida
A kid at my school was getting shoved into lockers and was being beat up. He was crying. I stepped in and told the other boys off. "Leave him alone! Learn to not be jealous, because thats why you are mean to him! If I see it again, Im going to Deputy." They didnt even know me. They walked away from the boy, I helped him up. He said thanks and i just walked away. he doesnt even know...
Submitted by Alice Walker from Essex, England
The morning before it happened I was
trying to decide whether to keep my cats in overnight to make sure
they did not miss their appointment the next day. As I walked my dog
in a nearby park I worried as I had not seen Tom that morning. Almost
at that very moment I thought this, he emerged from the bush to join
us on the walk.
I woke up one morning and started preparing to take...
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