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Who's Your One?

Do you have someone in your life who inspired you to be a better person?
Did you witness an act of kindness that left an impression?
Share your kindness story with the world.

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Local boy writes a book to spread kindness

My one, is my 13 year old son Gabe. Gabe is spreading kindness, compassion and acceptance through a children's book he wrote and illustrated about a boy who is autistic and his struggle to make a new friend at school. Gabe was inspired to write this book from his volunteer experience working in a theater program with individuals who have...

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Dreams United

Dr. Timothy Williams owns A pediatric office, but what many people do not know is that he runs a non profit organization called Dreams United.

This man had a dream of an orphanage in Africa. A really long ways away from his home in Florida. He believed that God was directing him to open an orphanage.

As a result, in...

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The school bus driver

When I was in elementary school, we were poor. The school offered free lunch but when the teacher called your name to collect lunch money, you had to call out free lunch. I was too embarrassed so I would just skip lunch. The bus driver told me he needed help opening the doors when kids got on the bus in...

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Nurses Playing Cards of Love

This was done for my beautiful mother and our family. We found out back in December that mom’s cancer had progressed to the point that doctors started talking in months for her to live. Our daughter was scheduled to be married in 2020, but with this crushing news, we worked hard against the ever ticking clock of cancer to be...

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Awesome surprise!

My live in boyfriend and I had an unexpected dog expense (between pay checks) and had just broken into our piggy bank to get $7 into our gas tank. When we pulled up to the pump we noticed a note in a baggy which read; "Help yourself to $25 worth of gas on me!" With a random acts of kindness...

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Helping A Teammate

Today During The Special Olympics Wheelchair Race...Camron WON the Race In 11 Seconds. Which Is An Amazing Time. After He WON The Race...He Realized One Of His Teammates Was Struggling To Complete The Race. So Camron Came Back And HELPED His Teammates Finish The Race By Pushing His Teammates Wheelchair ONE Handed and Wheeling His OWN Wheelchair
ONE Handed. NOW...

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Spreading Love and JOY!!! Giving out Free Hugs !

I started giving out Free Hugs about 4-5 years ago at a university and in my town at park, and other locations. As times goes by many students and people, love my hugs and apprecaiated it. Also, said how my hugs made a differences them feel better and some said this is the best hugs they have gotten! It brings...

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What a surprise

My husband and i went to buy a coffee from local drive thru Gloria jean , we went to pay and the girl serving told us our coffee had been paid for we are looking puzzled ?? she then tells us the car in front paid for them as a random act of kindness we are totally blown away it...

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Wonder woman with a heart of gold

Antoinette is one of the most hard working, compassionate woman that I am privilege to know. She juggles various jobs managing a drop in centre on daily basis. Her personality is contagious and she is a breath of fresh air for anybody visiting the drop in centre.

We appreciate her years of sacrifice, dedication and love for Kingsway family.

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A BBQ chicken to the rescue

A few years ago when my kids were smaller we stopped near a local charcoal chicken place to buy one for dinner. The kids were tired and grumpy and my youngest was adamant that she didn’t want chicken for dinner and was flat out refusing to get out of the car. A man walked up and asked if I’d like...

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Monthly Emergencies

So if you are a woman, and have ever had an unexpected visitor. You know how stressful it is when you find yourself without a tampon or pad.

I started this at work, because I know what it feels like to be in that situation. You also never know what someone's home life is like and how that affects them....

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Just a post-it note

Me and my friend were spending some time together on a day out and we went to the toilets. She went straight in, and didn't see the post-it note on the mirror saying 'You are a Beautiful Blessing to the world', simply signed with a heart. When she came out, I pointed it out to her and we both discussed...

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My best friend is like a sister

My best friend is like a sister to me. She has never given up on me if I make mistakes. She's the best friend anyone could hope for. I'm really sad that she's switching schools for 5th grade. After that she'll go to Parson's. For High School she's going to Enterprise . We probably won't go to school again together....

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Nastya's story of kindness

My story of kindness may be formal but it is important for me. You can see the environment of people which are kind. Can you imagine that you are alone? Your friends, teachers, colleges and especially family have disappeared. I can’t.
So last weekends I understood again that my family is a main thing in our lives. My uncle invited...

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Just a small thing

Submitted by Karen Golic

This is something that makes my day better.
Kevin Glinski who is our Facility Manager comes in earlier than the rest of us , he always goes into my office and turns my heater on.
Although this might seem like a small thing it is huge to me. NorthEast Ohio is cold in the winter and our venue is a...

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Christmas Angels

Submitted by Sandra Lucero

During Christmas a few years back, my son and daughter in law were experiencing hardships. A few of my fellow employees were aware and two of the kindest women in our office, Anna and Talia Demartino, gave me a Nintendo Wii game console to give to my 4 grandsons for the holiday! I gave it to my daughter in law...

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I had my cake and ate it too

Submitted by Steven Kaskalla

To start, there were other coworkers part of this story, but I'm going to highlight my coworker Chloe Kelsey.

On my birthday in 2018, I came into the office to work like any other day. I don't make anything special of my birthday normally, but that year Chloe and a few of my other coworkers surprised me on what was...

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School

One day when i got into class i went up to my teacher and said can I do random act of kindness and she let me and when I did random act of kindness i went and got a piece of paper and wrote down a letter for the library book and also did a letter to someone and I...

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Kindness is everywhere

This story was written by student of our school for our #RAK week.
"I am sensitive and helpful, but sometimes I can be not so attentive to everything. I don’t notice that I make kind acts for my friends, relatives and even strangers. Although, I realize that I make kindness everywhere when people need it.
What is my secret? I...

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Julia's story of kindness

One day I had to visit my grandma and I took the bus. I had the only big banknote. I wanted to pay by it. But driver didn’t have change. He sent me to the beer shop, but I refused. There were a lot of drunk men outside. I didn’t want to go without paying. Fortunately, there was a woman,...

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