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Kindness Stories

Stories are the age-old way to share our experience. Stories enlighten, entertain, inspire, and move us to action. Visit this page for frequent updates to member stories, articles by contributing writers, or the latest news about kindness.

Random Giving Guy

Submitted by Shri from India

Hi Fellow readers,

I stay in a big city with all the people seemingly always in a rush and we've gotten used to people just hurrying to wherever they're supposed to be, ignoring all the small beautiful things of life in the process.

I was having my morning cup of tea at a restaurant one day and i saw this well dressed guy on his bike stop at the restaurant and ordered breakfast and some...

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The Best Sister

Submitted by janet from Portland Oregon, USA

A few years ago, My husband lost his job and then got cancer. I was transferred, after nine years, from my beloved school where I worked to a different school. losing the support system of my co-workers. Needless to say, I was depressed. My husband and I went to a garage sale where in a box under a table, I found a first edition Julia child cookbook. something I had dreamed about finding. As I went to pay for...

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A Sunny Day

Submitted by Kathy Powell from Florida

I visit with a neighbor each day - he's 90 years old - and today we celebrated the day by making some RAK bookmarks to leave in his library books.

He was so excited when I told him about the "plan" for the bookmarks and the reason behind them!

Totally made MY heart happy and gave us both a smile for the day!

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Money Found And Returned

Submitted by CHARLES RICHARDSON from FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015

A while ago my wife and I were in a food court in our local mall. While walking up to order a food and drink a saw a $20.00 bill lying on the floor. As I approached the counter the mand in front of me had place his order and was searching his pockets for his money to pay the clerk.

I watched him go through his front and back pockets to no avail. I tap him...

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Surprise Scholarship

Submitted by Robert Charles Cole Foundation from Sanford, MI

The Robert Charles Cole Foundation is a family and friends non-profit memorial foundation created to continue the kind work of the late Robert "Bob" Charles Cole. Bob was a teacher, coach and community activist for over 40 years in Sanford Michigan. When he was lost in an unfortunate accident in 2011 the family and community created this foundation to raise funds and provide scholarships and grants for surrounding areas and people in need. It is a small foundation, but...

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A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way.

Submitted by Conor Ferry and Anna Morusiewicz from Bloomsburg, PA and Morristown, NJ

My girlfriend, Anna dropped me off at a local salon to get my hair cut. While I was there, she ran to a coffee shop to get a coffee and a little breakfast snack. She ordered and pulled up to the window, only to find out the person in front of her had paid for her order. She came back to pick me up and was excited to tell me how kind it was for the person in front...

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$5 Tim Hortons Gift Cards

Submitted by C from ontario

every summer my mom and i play the $20 dollar game - we each get 4 $5 gift cards and have to figure out who will be the recipient of our little gesture ...

* we snuck one in the neighbours mailbox - with a note thanking them for have such a well behaved dog, it never barks when we walk by - wish our dogs would learn that one

* the gal at the...

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Landlord Reduced Rent

Submitted by Billie from Oregon Coast

I am disability because my back and neck have gone out. I have a 19 year old daughter who has Down Syndrome. After 4 months of living here, the owners reduced my rent by $50 a month because I take care of the house and property. A rare act of kindness that has helped us a lot!

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The Smile From Heart

Submitted by Gokul Mukundan from Thrissur,Kerala, INDIA

When i was walking through the busy city of Thrissur..., I saw a beggar who seems like 70+ on the roadside ,struggling to get up ,horrible... i couldn't pass through without giving him a helping hand.. I went near him, gave him an hand, it seems like he was starving...

I gave him a 10 ruppees note and said "take it., it may help you to get a tea"... But he refused it by saying " No,...

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Keeping The Homeless Warm And Dry!

Submitted by Corinne Hindes from Walnut Creek, CA

When I was 11 years old, I became aware of the homeless on the streets of my community. I noticed that many of them did not have warm clothing to protect them in the cold winter months. I was a ski racer, and saw the Lost and Found at my ski resort overflowing with warm coats, hats and gloves. I founded Warm Winters, with my best friend Katrine, and began picking up the unclaimed Lost and Found clothing from...

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