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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Kindness: The Snowball Effect

There was a man that walked down the street every day with a hard hat on and his lunchpailin hand, headed to work. One day, a lady stopped and asked why he had to walk to work every day. The man explained that he did not have a driver's license because he had bad eye sight. The woman gave the man a ride to work. While driving him to work, she explained to him that she worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and that he might qualify for a waiver to possibly get his driver's license.The next day the man went to the DMV to get the paperwork for his doctor.  He took it to his eye doctor and within two weeks has had his driver's license Since that time, the man was able to go to college, finish his education, secure a good job, buy a home, and give his children the life that he wanted them to have.

About 15 years later, the man was at a soccer game with his friends, watching his children play soccer, when a friend introduced her mother. The man turned around and recognized the mother as the lady that stopped to pick him up. Tears came to the man's eyes as he recognized her. He said, "That's not your mother; that was my guardian angel!" The Man gave the woman a hug. He explained to the woman that he never thought that he would ever really have the ability to buy a home,nor to take care of children in a manner in which they should be cared for, because of the inability to get good work without a driver's license. He told her of the major changes that she had helped start in his life by allowing him to get a good job. The Man periodically sends messages to the woman, explaining to her how important she is to him in his life and how her simple random act of kindness changed his life for the better. She simply provided means to a life that he thought he would never be able to have.