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.

To Pocket Or Not To Pocket

Submitted by Jean Marc Lavictoire from Oakville, Ontario, Canada

In an uncharacteristic concern for the bulkiness of my pants pockets I carried my wallet in my hand all the while clutching cellphone and small purchases. What? I did not want my pants to fall..... Today, October 10th 2015, I had unfortunately lost my wallet, every piece of ID, credit cards, $90 Cdn cash. A Saturday of a long weekend! Retracing my steps for a second time, the store's lottery clerk recalled that a young lady had tried to turn...

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Kindness On A Rainy Day

Submitted by Vivian Gonzalez from Miami, Florida

About a week ago I noticed a woman walking with a little boy who appeared to be around 4 years old. As they were walking under an over path it started raining. I though Oh no, I need to help. I noticed her expression on her face and she just stood there in shock wondering what she was going to do. I made a U-turn and got close to the curve and asked her if she needed a ride....

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The Broken Mug

Submitted by Sandra from Lehi

let me tell you about Sara. Sara is a bright, fun and upbeat lady that I have the privilege of working with. She takes life's punches and keeps on rolling with a smile on her face. Sara and I have developed a habit of eating oatmeal each morning at work (our attempt at being healthy). Sara even found a mug that was made specifically for microwavable oatmeal, which she uses each morning.


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Airport Catastrophe

Submitted by Jackie Walker from UK

we were today the recipient of a random act of kindness. We were due to leave Portugal Airport back to the UK after a 10 day holiday, but because we hadn't checked in online the airline were going to charge us 315 euros (45 per person and there were 7 of us). A complete stranger, noticing how upset my 8 year old daughter was, which in turn made me upset, offered to pay the penalty. My husband tried to...

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Helping My Grandmother

Submitted by Clarisse from Philippines

My grandmother doesn’t really understand technology and computers that much. She has her own iPad and Facebook account though she still gets confused. Her iPad is already full of pictures and I volunteered to upload it on the computer. I always help her with the dilemmas of her iPad and Facebook because I know she also taught me things patiently when I was a kid. I love helping my grandparents in simple ways for they...

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Under My Umbrella

Submitted by Paula from Philippines

Last Monday night it was gloomy and the rain is about to pour. I was in line in the terminal of tricycle and a woman was behind me. It wasn't raining at first, but when it did I got my umbrella from my bag and open it. I noticed that the woman behind me has no umbrella. I offered her that we can share my umbrella. She told me that she has an umbrella but...

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Small Stones Has A Great Impact

Submitted by kristine mae m. semilla from taguig city

it was september 26 when i was able to do a small act of kindness that i am proud to share to everyone . As i was going throught a very busy and stressful day my aunt ask me if i would help her in duties in the clinic . I immediately replied yes at first i was shocked for my reponse because it was not usual for me to do that . upon doing the task i suddenly felt...

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Kindness Of Strangers

Submitted by Louise from Kitchener

I was in the Tim Horton's drive-thru getting a coffee, feeling kind of down because I'd been laid off 2 months prior and was realizing it was going to be hard to find a new job like the one I'd had. I had just gone grocery shopping and decided to stop and get a coffee on my way home. As I got to the drive-thru window, the lady informed me that the truck in front had paid for my...

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Happy Tummy

Submitted by Lara Grasparil from Taft, Manila

My sister & I, after school, decided to grab some dinner in a nearby fast food chain. On the way, we saw a grandmother together with her grandson who happened to have a down syndrome, lying on the sidewalk. While the grandmother was sleeping, the grandson went walking back and forth the sidewalk. My sister & I always had a soft spot for old people so when we saw them, we immediately thought of giving something to...

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A Lesson For A Dream

Submitted by Starla Arcinue from Cavite

I was sitting outside of our house to watch those kids playing in our neighborhood. It was 4 o’clock in the afternoon and the kids were shouting because of joy. Then, I saw a little girl who was just sitting and watching her siblings to play with those other kids. I have known that little girl and we often called her ‘Inday’. We are living in a slum area that’s why there’s a lot of...

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