Kindness Starts With One®

One smile. One hug. One cup of coffee. One person...

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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tinyist things that count

as a teenager we dont have a lot of money but my girlfriend always made sure to give me stuff... well make me stuff like gum wraper hearts and notes... it not much but its the tiny things that count

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Nice Lady

when I was in Walmart I saw a lady struggling to get something at the very bottom of a shelf, so I asked if I could help her. She said yes and after I helped he she gave me 20$, I told her no but she insisted so I took it.

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A Christmas Candle

I am a hopelessly shy, socially inept teenager. For the longest time, my only friends were books. Recently, I had to stay overnight for a conference with these two girls. I worried that they would be cliquey and I would be stuck with my well-worn copy of "Anne of Green Gables". But this could not be farther from the truth....

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It is the little things....

Every morning to start my day I would like to tell everyone "Good morning" when I leave for the day I tell everyone "Have a good evening". I know it isn't much. But it is the thought that counts.

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Groceries on my doorstep

As a single parent, working 3 jobs, no child support, and living away from family, I found myself struggling to even be able to feed my kids. A friend recognized my struggle and left groceries on my doorstep. My kids were so thrilled, you would have thought we had won the lottery!
When my situation improved, I started sharing this...

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I didn't want the reward, but...

I work at a super popular fast-food restaurant in California. I serve hundreds of people a day, and I honestly couldn't even remember a third of their faces if you put them all in a room and told me to point out who's who. They come by, flash a smile, take their order receipt, walk away, and boom! Their faces...

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Small Kind Act I won't forget

after i put up gas on my rented car one rainy morning I speed up along Boulevard de Mortagne, Boucherville, Canada to connect me sooner to the freeway for Maine USA.

I was stunned when I heard a honk from a car in the other left lane. In my mind, I thought it could be a cop. He motioned his...

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My best friend is full of love…

I was going through my divorce and I wasn’t in a good place. I had low self esteem, and was blaming myself a lot. My best friend would sit with me, she would let me cry, and tell me how great I am. She would bring me Starbucks while I was at work to help me get through the day....

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My Mom: The Epitome Of Kindness

My mom recently passed away and I miss her more than words could ever express. During the height of the pandemic she underwent awful, brutal rounds of chemo and never ever complained. I have a photo of her on my desk showing her true kindness, a day in the life of my mom. She’s walking into treatment wearing a mask,...

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Mailbox Kindness

In the early days of the pandemic I was scrolling Facebook and came across a friend's post. You know the one, where they say comment below and I will send the first 10 people a random gift at some point this year? Yeah, it rarely happens, but I decided to post the same message on my feed and promised myself...

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My mum

My mum and dad once said the are taking us to the food store so we came but the started going to the hills and arrived at a house and they had got us a dog

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Hearts for Love

When COVID began, I was stuck at home because of an antibody disorder. I wanted to help others who were having a hard time with COVID or other issues. I began making glass hearts that I call pocket hearts. I am a glass artist and I do glass fusion-I put layers of glass in a kiln and fire it to...

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Kindness Inspires Kindness

My son has truly made me a better person, ironically even moreso since he passed away. He spent his whole 20 years doing things for others, I am truly inspired by the young man and kind soul he became so I created Bobby's Legacy Foundation in his memory and spend my days performing as many random acts of kindness as...

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A Ride

Due to finances; being a single mom and teacher, I had to return my car back to the dealership. So I was walking a mile every day to drop my son, who was only a year off; thankfully his sitter was a mile away, and then half a mile to school. I remember watching the school buses going by, wishing...

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Kindness At Work

My husband and I both retired AF vets, and I had just relocated to a new city upon his retirement. when some months later, he suffered what would be the first of two heart attacks. I had only been in my new position as a university department administrator when it happened. Not having any children or any relatives in the...

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Helping Deaf people

Once, when I was in high school, there was some deaf students in the class. They would often be confused by the class because they can't hear what teachers saying. So, I supported by using paper and speaking loudly. By doing this, they all appreciated what I did. And I made good relation ship and finally we became friends:) I'm...

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Almost a week ago, The boss was mad at me when I made a mistake taking a customer's order for a part-time job.
I was crying and disappointed after I arrived at my home. I made a phone call to my friend.
Then my friend gave me some advice and words of encouragement.

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When I was walking with my mother on street I saw an old man sitting at the corner and asking for food from others. He was wearing clothes with many holes in it. Then without thinking anything I quickly bought some food and gave him. I also gave him my father's old clothes and some money too. He blessed me...

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Random acts of kindness come are performed everyday by some generous people around the world. For example, i visited a mcdonalds drive-thru window for lunch and when it was time for me to pay; it was free. The customers that was ahead of "Paid it forward" and put $10 towards my order. That was a Random act of Kindness and...

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Random act of kindness [Netball]

I was playing an intense game of netball for my school we had lost all of our games and towards the end, the best team on the day was up for competition. We got on our positions until my number fell off, she proceeded to tell me but one of her teammates came over before I could even ask and...

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Magic Magician

When I was in year 1 I was in the city with my dad and we walked past a magician. I was watching the magician in the back of the crowd when he asked me to help him. afterward, he thanked me and gave me ten dollars.. without me he wouldn't have been able to finish his act

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one day it was the start of year 7 and i had no friends. There was this friend group with such perfect girls. Their names were, hannah, phoebe, alysha and matilda. I really wanted to be them because they were the most perfect girls ive ever seen. One day they asked me if we wanted to be friends and of...

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2 dollars

Once I saw this singer in the city and I gave her 2 dollars. Then she smiled at me and it made me feel good :]

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the day i helped my sister put her chain her on her bike back on .

one morning me my brother and sister took the dogs on a walk but my sister rode her bike soon but her chain came off so i put the chain back on her bike and she said thankyou and was happy

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True friends

my name is Lincoln

when I was young I find it hard to make friends but when I reached year six there were a couple of people that wanted to be friends and those people are my very good friend even now they are reliable and I was able to play basketball with them at school we hang out in...

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I was in surfers paradise in Sydney and we got Maccas and I was drinking my iced chocolate and when we came we saw a homeless guy, by now my parents came out the Maccas and we gave the homeless man a packet of chips and a dollar and he said thanks.

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helping people

my name is Dusabe and I love helping people in need, helping people is my thing, when i grow up i want to be a doctor so that I can help people who are sick and people who are old and people who can't take care of themselves. my dream is to become a great doctor and I wish...

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Kohls kindness

One day I was shopping at Kohls with my mom. We were trying to look for something cheap because my family doesn't have tons of money. Well, this little old lady came walking by and she told me and my mom that she had a coupon and was willing to give it to us for free! My mom and I...

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It’s only a dollar

Today I was at the market. My order came up seventy six cents short. I was mortified. I told the cashier to just take something off. Then a tap on the shoulder. A sweet lady behind me hands me a dollar. At first I wouldn’t take it. I’m the one who hands dollars to others not others to me. The...

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The Jared Box Project - A “Give Local” community service effort on a mission to bring smiles and joy to children in hospitals across the US since 2001

Good afternoon, What’s scarier than a child that is sick or injured and needs to go to the Emergency Room or be admitted to the hospital? Probably not much, other than the terrified look on the face of their parents. What could help alleviate some of that stress and concern? Something that could bring a smile to their face and...

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