Kindness Stories

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Hot Soup

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....

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Birthday Kindess

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...

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No Strings Attached

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...

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There Are Angels Watching.

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...

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Full Cats

Submitted by Danel' from

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 =)

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The Bully Back Off

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...

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Bringing Tom Home

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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Submitted by Maryann Farrell from Marlton nj

Hi, I know this is not an act of kindness to people, but still an act of kindness.

Evey year when it's freezing cold and food is little for wildlife around New Jersey. I will take all and any scraps of food, buy a bag of peanuts, walnuts, etc. and anything anyone else wants to give ( family and friends ). I drive around and throw it into the wooded areas where the squirrels , fox, skunks,...

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My Act Of Kindness That Made A Great Impact On My Life...

Submitted by Akyl Akanov from Kazakhstan,Ust-Kamenogorsk

Once, when I was walking to the river with friends, I saw a boy lying on the grass.He looked only 10-11 years old. He seemed he was crying, and I immediately got close to him. When I got to him, I saw his leg, covered with blood. I was scared of it, because I have never seen such injury before. I started asking him if he slipped down or someone has bullied him. I was fascinated when the boy...

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We've Got You Covered. <3

Submitted by jessica furino from new jersey

Every year, our small group of women from our junior women's club reaches out to our community and implores them to donate new or gently used coats for our neighbors. We collect between 300 and 400 coats. A few years ago we began reaching out to our welfare department, schools and nursing homes to find out the exact sizes and gender for the coats, so we can sort specifically for the individuals. We have found, in our upper...

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