Kindness Stories

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Talking & Gifting A Homeless Person

Submitted by Paula Steele from Kingston upon Thames England

Today I realised my youngest daughter (22) knows true empathy & compassion. Upon seeing a homeless man outside Boots in Kingston, Robyn asked him if he wanted a drink or some food. He declined and Robyn walked away. However, she decided to fill a gift bag of nice things for him. She went back and sat down on the floor with him to just chat, she was aware that people were staring at her for doing so. She informed...

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Submitted by Anna from Portland, OR

We had our holiday party today and had left over pie. I had 4 slices packed to take home today. As I was getting ready to go home I had a change of heart. For the past week I have been walking past a homeless couple(late 40's) with their dog that have been staying under an overhang at the closed downtown post office. They never ask for money, they just smile and say hi when I walk by. I...

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The Saddest Story Ever

Submitted by Josh from Trollville

One day I was walking along the sidewalk and I saw a homeless man crying. As I got closer he was leaning over something and clutching it. As I got next to him I stopped and asked him what had happened. He said in a sobbing cry that this kitten had died that has been with him for a week. It wasn't even his but he found it and had grown a spot in his heart for it. I...

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The Golden Ticket

Submitted by JP from Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Museum of Art had a special exhibit come to town in 2008. It was a collection of Roman statues and artifiacts that are normally kept in France at The Louvre. I was very excited when I heard of the exhibit, but I had just gotten a job after three months of unemployment so money was very tight. As the final weekend arrived for the exhibit, I realized that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity I...

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My 30 Day Experience

Submitted by Nicandro Díaz from Miami, FL

Nicandro Díaz Butrón , December 10th , 2014

Random Acts of Kindness Project

“How would you feel if nobody cares about you , if nobody notices that you are there, if they just ignore you?”- You and I know the answer. Thats why one normal day in English Class, Mrs. Sanchez (our English teacher), told us about this beloved project that is practiced all over the world that consisted on performing a random...

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Struggling With Huge Boxes From Canadian Tire

Submitted by Mary and Bob Hunt from Stirling Ontario Canada

We had shopped at Canadian Tire in Belleville. We two items and they were so huge and we were trying very hard to get them into our car. There was a truck parked beside use and the young man asked if he could help us. We assured him he surely could. So he managed to get one of the boxes into our care but the other was way too big. He then asked where we lived - we said...

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The Christmas Sweater

Submitted by Suzanne from Charlestown, RI

I was in line at a local department store after doing Christmas shopping when the Customer in front of me was returning a sweater. The cashier loved this sweater, she could not stop laughing over it, holding it up to show everyone. She put it aside to be returned to th e shelf then called me up to the counter. I was dying to see this sweater! It was a roof top with Santa's butt and legs sticking out...

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"It's Just A Dollar"

Submitted by CutiePieSasha from California

Once, it was after school, and was a delightful Friday... It was probably the best day in the weeks because after Friday comes the weekend! (Yay!) I am in Middle School now, but last year, I was in fifth grade. At my elementary, the school the PTA/PTSA buys candy, juice, pizza, and many more snacks. Then, they sell it at our school. I was talking to my friend, while I was buying a snack. I had three dollars, and...

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The Spirit Of Giving Should Be Always In Season...


I must admit that at least for me, the Christmas holiday brings out the Spirit of Giving more than any other holiday... but why shouldn't the Spirit of Giving be year round?

Today, while shopping at a local hardware store, I noticed an elderly confused man who seemed to be looking for an item.

I asked him if he needed help finding something since I practically knew the store like the...

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The Best $2 I've Ever Spent.

Submitted by Anonymous from California

One afternoon, hungry and while in line at a grocery store, the customer ahead of me had a pair of Rotisserie chickens. Our eyes met and we both smiled at each other. She told me that she was preparing her little grandson his favorite chicken pasta with a side of cucumber and avocado salad. As I placed my groceries on the belt, I overheard her telling the cashier to take the avocados and cucumbers back because she didn't have...

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