KINDNESS STARTS WITH ONE®

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

Who's Your One?

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 your Kindness Story
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Christmas Angels

Submitted by Sandra Lucero

During Christmas, a few years back, my son and daughter-in-law were experiencing quite a hardship. A few of my fellow employees were aware and two of the kindest women in our office gave me a Nintendo Wii game console to give to my 4 grandsons for the holiday! I gave it to my daughter-in-law to surprise the little ones and...

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I Had My Cake and Ate It, Too

Submitted by Steven Kaskalla

On my birthday in 2018, I came into the office to work like any other day. I don't make anything special of my birthday normally, but that year Chloe and a few of my other coworkers surprised me on what was a normal Friday. The cake and card from everyone were great, as was the lunch afterward. It wasn't anything...

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Notes of Kindness

One day when I got into class, I went up to my teacher and asked if I could do a random act of kindness. She said yes and I went and got a piece of paper and wrote down a letter to leave in a library book. I also wrote a letter to someone and I gave it to the...

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Choose Kindness

(This story was written by a student at our school for our Random Acts of Kindness week.) "I am sensitive and helpful, but sometimes I can be not so attentive to everything. For instance, I don’t notice that I perform kind acts for my friends, relatives, and even strangers. However, I realize that I share kindness everywhere when people need...

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Busmate to the Rescue

One day I had to visit my grandma and I took the bus. I only had one large banknote to pay my bus fare, but the driver didn’t have change. He sent me to the beer shop, but I refused to go there because a lot of drunk men were outside. I didn’t want to leave the bus without paying. Fortunately,...

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A Homeless Dog

I live among my close people. They support and help me in my daily life. I try to do my best to make their life better. On Saturday l helped my mom clean our cozy home. I watered flowers, mopped the floor, and washed the dishes. I also went shopping. I helped my dad walk the dog. In more serious affairs,...

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St. Valentine's Day

"There was a time when I liked to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day because we spent time at school together, exchanged Valentine cards, and chose the school male and female Valentine. But from year to year, this day was becoming more unpleasant and dull. I thought that the holiday this year wouldn’t be an exception. But I was wrong. When I...

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A Blind Dog

(This story was written to the Random Acts of Kindness Day by one of my pupils, Andrew.) "As for me, kindness is an integral part of our life. It fills our lives with warmth, joy, and other positive feelings. Therefore, we have to be kind to each other and share our kindness stories. I would like to share my story...

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Nerves Calmed

Submitted by Sharon Lynn Gill-Dean

In December of 2013, AEG took over Management of LACC. I had been working part-time there for the last 6 years and was hoping to get a full-time position with AEG. As I was walking to my interview, Denise Bell, one of the Event Managers that came from LACC/City and crossed over to AEG, was walking my way. If you...

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Hold the Ham

I was grabbing breakfast in the cafeteria when I saw that one of the stations had breakfast burritos! So, I stopped to read what was in them. I saw that the burritos had ham, which I can't eat, so I started to walk away. But before I could take two steps, the cafeteria worker behind the booth asked if there...

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K-State

Submitted by Nicholas Patterson

Rodney Wagner, the Maintenance Director at Sprint Center, once told me congratulations after a K-State basketball victory. He's a KU fan. I know that was hard for him.

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Helping a Teacher

At the grocery store, I was getting into the check out line. At the same time, getting into the same line, was a middle school teacher. Asking how her school year was going she replied, "Oh you haven't heard; the school where I taught shutdown". To help her out during her unemployment I paid for her groceries and started working...

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Slow Runner

Submitted by Kristen Nozaki

Last year, I was continuing to run with a group of Employee Services colleagues to train for some upcoming races, but I found it increasingly difficult to keep up with the group as my pregnancy was progressing. I was a little embarrassed about it, but Ken Johnson and Jaime Sanchez always run a little bit slower to make sure that...

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One Little Dog

It all started with the SPCA commercials. Those dogs just broke my heart and I just wanted to save them all. I had known since I was little that I wanted to work with animals, so I started talking to my mom about volunteering at the Spokane Humane Society. Then Ranger wagged his way into my life. He was an...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Surprise

Submitted by Nicholas Patterson

This was no ordinary day. Heaven's no. It was a day that held very special meaning in the heart of Sherry Jackson, Sprint Center's Executive Office Manager. January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day.  On this day, Sherry had tasked me with a standard photo shoot of our newest employees. Their photos would be used in the staff directory, so...

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'Tis the Season

Submitted by Ron Anderson

During Christmas week 2015, Earl Kiper, Maintenance Engineering Manager at KFC Yum Center, showed his undeniable Act(s) of Kindness to all of the engineering team. Earl was kind enough to give all six of his team members a Christmas Card with a fifty dollar bill inside. Christmas week the following year (2016), Earl gave his engineering team a Christmas Card...

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Office Buddy For The Win!

Submitted by Natalie Matsumoto

I tend to work through lunch (bad habit) in my office and if it is a busy week, I forget to bring lunch and end up eating Cheetos from our vending machine (another bad habit). On a particular day last month, I had looked up from my desk to find it was 3 pm and I still hadn't made time...

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Passport Found

Submitted by Shaynee Gordy

A few years ago at Desert Trip, one of my staff members brought in a small pile of papers and a Chinese passport to the office. He said that a security guard found it on the ground by a trash can and looked like it was important. I started going through the papers and it was a flight stub from...

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Appendix Trouble

After my surgery due to appendicitis, I wasn't allowed to go to my trampoline practice until a doctor said it was okay. I was sad that I couldn't go to practice and I couldn't even sleep in my own bed because my mom was scared I would fall off of the ladder to go up; I have bunk beds and...

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Emergency Wedding Officiant

Submitted by Michael Sullivan

With was less than two weeks until my wedding, my dad was in the hospital for emergency heart surgery. It was obviously a traumatic experience and the longest day of my life. Thankfully everything went well and the surgery was a success. Still, the wedding plans that my fiancée and I had made were thrown off course. We had planned...

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