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.

There Is No Better Birthday Present Than Helping Out Another.

Submitted by Ami Reader from Bellmawr, NJ

August 1st, 2015: My birthday had arrived and my husband and I had decided to spend the day going on random adventures before hitting up a Hibachi in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. At dinner we were seated at a table with another gentleman and his eight-ten year old son. We shared some polite conversation through the meal and, afterwards, parted ways. Or so we had thought.
As my husband and I were walking through the parking garage I...

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Stamps

Submitted by Chloe from Brighton

So today I had to send some mail and obviously there wasn't any stamps in the house so I had to go to the post office. I first decided I would try a much closer local shop, upon having explained to me how they only send 2nd class books of 6 for £3.90 I decided to leave to go futher into town. But when I left the shop I got stopped by the person who was in front of...

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Helping Hand

Submitted by Summer from Chicago

While living in Illinois my friend and I would often drive to downtown Chicago to visit our other friend. We noticed after a couple trips that there was a homeless man always sitting at the same exit ramp. One day we decided to bring some food and water down with us and give it to him. When he saw that we had brought him things his eyes lit up and he became overwhelmed with joy. After seeing his reaction...

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People Are Kind, I Know This Now.

Submitted by Bach from Hawaii

When I first got to the islands, I had very little and I soon found myself hungry. One day, I passed by a dumpster which was next to a food court and I noticed all the food that others had tossed. My stomach ached at the thought of all the food being wasted and forgetting to be ashamed, I quickly dug through the trash. Under the layers of empty containers, I discovered a small amount of food. With a...

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My 2 Year Old Grand Daughter

Submitted by Rochelle from San Bruno California

MY 2 year old grand daughter (Sophia) who is now two years a three months, started noticing trash and picking up trash when she can. I forget to bring a bag and this is so new to me, i didn't realize at such a young age how important this is to her. For i nor her parents have showed her this. But she is so respectful to our planet earth all ready. She is teaching me! Now i will...

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A Helping Hand On The Train

Submitted by Proud dad from London

Below is a text from my daughter which she sent to me. It gave me a glow of pride.

I just have to share this with you ...was just on the tube and there was an obviously mentally troubled old man on there. Lots of people were smirking (he was doing some very odd stuff) but he was clearly distressed. Anyway, I put him in my seat, gave him my water and asked if he knew where...

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Bus Driver Random Act Of Kindness

Submitted by Unknown Name from Slovenia

This story is about an inspiring bus driver (whose name I dont happen to know), who is a very kind person, and I think its a story that is really worth sharing.

As usual I was riding on a bus one day, and this bus driver was driving that day. He's very different from others - like, he would always have a smile on his face, whistle while driving, be very talkative, he...

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Darrell's Day

Submitted by Linda from Des Moines Iowa

We are all too busy. The day starts and you have 100 things on your to do list. You run around all day and end with 104 things on the list. The world is fast and furious and we are all rushing to keep up. My world is like that too. But today I am taking a few extra minutes to sit with a friend and tell you a story.

My friend’s name is Darrell...

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Thank You For Being Kind

Submitted by Rob Fielding from Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

When I taught English to young, female undergraduate students in the UAE, I had a student who was really very shy and somewhat challenged.

When I entered the first class together, she immediately threw her veil down and completely covered her face. She sat at the back of the room by herself, away from the other girls. Little by little, I coaxed her back to the middle and sat her with a stronger student. She uncovered her...

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If You Only Knew...

Submitted by Billie Hemingway from Leigh on sea, Essex

Every other Sunday I maintain the car park area of a factory, trimming hedges, weeding and tidying away leaves and discarded rubbish. It is a miserable and demeaning task especially when it is pooring with rain.

One sunday a few months ago there I was on all fours feeling damp, scruffy and dejected amongst the fag ends when I heard the voices of children passing by on the pavement the other side of the carpark.

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