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.

Luxury For Me; Necessity For Bob

Submitted by Karen from Pittsburgh, PA

I live in an all electric home with an unheated basement. Because the house is insulated well, the basement never reaches freezing, but it gets a bit chilly to be comfortable. So to heat it up, I have a small propane heater which brings the temperature to a nice toasty warm within 5-10 minutes. The heater uses the same size propane tank as an outdoor grill. So I took my empty tank to have it filled at our local...

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Mc Cafe

Submitted by Daniella from San Antonio, TX

So this morning after a night of fun with my friends, getting home at 3am and getting up at 7am, getting my self and my daughter ready for the day, and then driving 45 mins to work, I decided a caramel frappe sounded good. There isn't a starbucks any where close to where I work, so I stopped by McDonalds. I waited in line for 15 mins just to get to the window and pay. When I got to...

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Helping Those In Need At Christmas

Submitted by Dave from Rainy River District

I have been gifted in life with a good paying job and a nice family life. I was shopping at a local store near Christmas and could see the stress on some families. The pressure of not being able to buy gifts and food during the festive time of the year. I purchased several gift cards and started randomly handing them out. I was so over whelmed with the kind act I could hardly keep the tears back after...

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What I Learned From My 60 Kindness Acts In 60 Day Birthday Kindness Challenge

Submitted by Nance Cheifetz from Sausalito Ca

For my 60th birthday, I challenged myself to do 60 deliberate acts of kindness for 60 consecutive days and write about my experiences each day. Now I am no stranger to going out and doing things, but this is the first time I have ever been focused and paid attention to ‘Kindness Acts’ to the degree that was required in coming up with what I was going to do each day, preparing for it when I needed...

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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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Pie!!!!!

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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