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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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 and 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 - National Peanut Butter Day. And 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,...

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A CHRISTMAS GIFT APPRECIATION

Submitted by Ron Anderson

Christmas week (2015) Earl Kiper, (Maintenance Engineering Manager KFC Yum Center) showed his undeniable Act(s) of Kindness to all of the engineering team. Earl was kind enough to give all six (6) of his team members a Christmas Card with a fifty ($50) 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 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 3pm and I still hadn't made time to eat lunch....

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Getting someone home

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 flights 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. So, 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...

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Emergency Wedding Officiant

Submitted by Michael Sullivan

It was less than two weeks until my wedding and suddenly 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 fiance and I had made were thrown through a loop....

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Helping hands.

Submitted by David Jones

My wife was gone on vacation and I had planned to install new cabinets in our garage as a surprise. The tasked proved to be far more challenging than I expected. Just as I was about to throw in the towel a co-worker pulled into my driveway. It was Aurelio Gordillo. He was just "in the neighborhood" and stopped...

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When Supervisors Appreciate Their Subordinates

Submitted by Erandy Soto

Last year in January 2018 my grandfather passed away. I received a phone call from my father 30 minutes into my shift and I notified my supervisor Sergeant Christian Acosta from LA Live Security. I told him the news I had just receives and he immediately found me a relief and let me go home. I appreciated his urgency, but...

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Company and Laughter in time of need

Submitted by Brandon Linton

I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer over the holiday break. I spent nearly 2 weeks in the hospital and i'm currently undergoing Chemotherapy sessions and waiting for the next steps. MANY AEG Employees have reached out with great kindness, however, John Moore at The Bowery Presents has been relentless in his kindness.

John checks in on me at least...

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My Everday Act of Kindness not just one day.....

Hi my story begins with my mom. Everyone that knows me knows that I have a mom that is 100 years blessed. I started a journey with her about 7 years ago when she broke her hip and had to go to a skilled nursing facility. I go everyday to take care of her after work. So this then developed...

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A friend and a job

I have a friend who has been out of a job since July. Last week she landed a job. I heard about the job, encouraged her to apply for it and she got it. The message she sent to me was so uplifting. It was a good feeling to help a friend and work at a place I know she...

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Cafe Vibes

My friend and I were meeting for a coffee in a large café in the city.
It was crazy busy but we managed to find somewhere to sit to begin our catch up.
The café got busier and busier.
The staff were stuck at the till trying to process the orders.
A long queue formed out of the door.
The...

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Kindness when needed

For as long as I can remember, I've celebrated Random Acts of Kindness, never once anticipating anything in return and when this happened to us, I was in utter shock.

in late 2015 My son and I had fled a situation where we felt unsafe and went into hiding. I had no money to buy food and lived off very...

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Free Hugs NYC

About a month ago I was having a really tough time after a traumatic event in my life. I became overwhelmed and started to cry on the subway train. A stranger say next to me and said it’s going to be okay and handed me a tissue. That unsolicited gesture changed my day and I felt compelled to do the...

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Rastafarian Society Helps Medical Cannabis Patient

Jahmaica Marijuana Assembly donates $10,000 to a medical cannabis patient who is paying it forward to others in need

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Stuck in Cuba, and the Kindness of Strangers

'Stuck in Cuba': Our Flight Cancelled due to Snowstorms in the Northeast

After an interesting educational music tour of Cuba, my husband and I ended up 'stuck' when winter storms cancelled our flight home to Boston. Everyone returning to the Northeast began scrambling to find alternate routes home.

We tried to rebook via the internet, but our phone service did...

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Matt's Place

I and a large number of beautiful people volunteer to help cook and serve people every Thursday. These people are homeless, financially disadvantaged or alone. Over 140 meals are served or given out. Two courses are cooked a main meal and dessert. Takeaway meals are given to those who request or are in need. What l love about this program...

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The Show Must Go On

Submitted by Annie Merovich

We'd been looking for someone of Chinese ethnicity to sing the anthem on Chinese Heritage Night for months. This night is important to our sponsor, O.R.G. Packaging. We had asked our contact at O.R.G. to help us find an anthem but came up empty handed. We were 3 days out, and Joon Yi overheard us talking about still needing one....

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Christmas lunch on 24th December 2018

These beautiful people and l spent five days preparing a Christmas lunch for over 350 people. Many who are alone or homeless. One man said for years he would travel on the train till the end of the line, eat his sandwhich then travel back again. He had no one to share Christmas with. Each year Bayside Church help fund...

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