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.

Just Have To Ask....

Submitted by Carolyn from MT

Just off the 90 hwy, 452 exit in MT, had just left the mechanic's place after work done on my old truck. My Rheumatoid Arthritis had my hands barely able to turn the key, much less twist off the fuel cap, vacuumed on due to fuel system work. Asked a man from Utah, with long trailer, for help. He was a great & even he had trouble getting the goof ball

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Hungry And Homeless.

Submitted by Gabby Cheramie from Louisiana

I had stopped to eat at McDonald's to eat and it was a rather somewhat rainy day. As I sat down to eat there was a man who was counting pennies he found outside the only thing he had on his person was a torn bag. I made quite conversation to my friend that was with me stating I think that man is homeless. After eating I walked to my car grabbed a emity bag and put my left...

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Homeless Man In Need Of An Act Of Kindness

Submitted by Brandon C from Lake Forest, CA

Hello Reader,

This is my first post.

I frequently stop by Starbucks in the mornings before work, and there is a guy there in his late 60's early 70's named RJ and I see him there every day with a smile on his face. RJ is the most humble man I have ever met and he is homeless. He is disabled (messed up leg and back) from a truck that hit him on his bike...

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Much Appreciated Help

Submitted by Ashley from Denver

I had bought two patio chairs without realizing they didn't fit into the back seat of my car. I was struggling and trying to fit them in when a man came walking out of the store and towards his truck, which was parked next to me. He saw how much trouble I was having and asked if he could deliver them for me. I was a little reluctant that he might just drive off with them, but seeing I...

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Kind Couple Before Christmas

Submitted by M from Glasgow, Scotland

One wet afternoon before Christmas 2014 my husband and I stopped for a coffee in a shopping centre cafe. The cafe was very busy. A smartly dressed couple arrived and looked around for a few minutes before going over to the pay point and having an animated conversation with the cashier. Then they left. After this the cashier came over to several tables near us, which all had elderly women sitting a them, and told them their food and...

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Packet Of Rolos

Submitted by Philomena from Solihull

A lady & her lovely little boy called Alfie have just approached me to say they thought I looked sad whilst telling my friend a story....Alfie then presented me with a packet of Rolos & said he hoped they would make me happy. Feeling very humble. Thank you Alfie & your mommy X

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Virgin Mobile Helped Me. A Very Unusual Kindness

Submitted by Mark from San Francisco East Bay

I have lost my job. I didn't have enough money to pay my Virgin Mobile bill, so I called them today to cancel my phone service. Virgin Mobile gave me a free month to help me find work. I did not have to ask, they simply offered it to me, and gave it to me. It is a very unusual kindness, and I am very grateful. I have been feeling a bit hopeless, so a very nice thing for...

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Breastfeeding Mum

Submitted by Maria Cardenal from Leeds

I saw a woman breastfeeding a child in Costa Coffee, when a stranger, who was leaving the shop passed her a gift card. Inside was a receipt for £5 and a note saying "you breastfed in public" go you!! Xx

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She Wanted To See More Kindness In The World

Submitted by Stephanie P. from Victoria, BC

My daughter just turned six and has been seeing iced tea and lemonade stands pop up all over and was so excited to do one of her own. We were in the process of getting the supplies and I asked her how much she was going to charge per glass. She said "nothing".... I asked her why she wasn't going to charge anything. Her reply was simple, but inspiring. She said if she didn't charge anything for the iced...

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Submitted by Theresa Rodriguez from Sandia Park, NM

The students in my class wanted to do random acts of kindness for the entire staff & faculty at our school- 52 adults in all. They named their club: San Antonito Kids' Secret Acts of Kindness (S.A.K.)2. Each month a different student came up with the gift idea and the message. The class made the item and hand-wrote the message. I secretly placed the bag of goodies under the front office clerk's desk who put them in the mailboxes...

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