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.

Tell Us Your Kindness Story
8-Year-Old World-Changer

My name is Abby and I'm 8 years old.

I care about helping people in need. One simple way I think someone can add kindness to the world is by giving to the homeless or needy. When you do something like this you get a tingly feeling that I call “the kindness feeling”.

The kindness feeling is my favorite feeling ever. I believe the world needs more kindness because when you give kindness, it spreads. I believe kindness is a necessity to the body. Without kindness, the world is just sad.

Every year, I do a pay-it-forward project. One year I collected and donated towels to a local animal shelter. Another year I made breakfast for the police. When I was very little I raised $1,000 for Shelterbox to help people who were victims of a tsunami.

All of this matters to me because kindness is my life.

See Abby’s kindness in action!


That was very nice of you.
over 5 years ago

Dear Abby, Your story is truly touching. It is amazing to me that you are 8 years old and you have a sense of empathy and strong desire to care for others that most adults lack. Please never lose this as you grow up. Keep fostering this love and continue to teach others!
over 6 years ago

Love this kid. <3
over 6 years ago