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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My Little Kitty :3

Hi its me Erica ,I am back with a story to tell you. So this happen a long long time a go i was 5 or 6 i was playing out side and a lady a next's door left food out for all the cats and i went over because i liked to go see all the cats. the lady...

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What I want to do when I'm older :)

Hello again I'm Hannah and I'm 11 years old and this is what I want to do when I grow up. I want to be a nurse when I grow up just like my mom. When I am a nurse I would help people if they are sick or they need help. What I would do is I would go...

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Who is your one!

Hi! I am Tyler and I am back with my third story. If you remember I am 11 and my birthday is December/22/2006. This time my story is about my grandma her name is Paula and I love her to death. No matter what She is always with me through rough times and good times. She always keeps me alive...

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Love bring joy!

Once again i'm back with another story. I am 11 years old and I am born on December/22/2006 and my name is Tyler Denison. This time my story is about thanks giving. Most people go to some kind of place for thanks give and to see your family. But not every body gets to eat food for thanks giving and...

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I Like to Help on Thanksgiving

Instead of being lazy on Thanksgiving, I help my sister and my mom bake the turkey and make stuffing along with other side dishes. After I am done helping them, My dad and I go to the store to get ingredients to make a celery plate -- a family tradition! We get celery, cream cheese, peanut butter, green olives, black...

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A Little Thing Can Always Help!

A few days a go it was National Kindness Day it was a small thing I did but it made a little girl happy. My name is Erica I am 12, and going to be 13 in May, so what i did is it was the day I went to the dentist I was playing on my phone like all...

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I Was Inspired By A Story

I was inspired by the story on your website about fostering and adopting animals. When i saw this story it answered what i would want to do in the future. It would make me feel great about myself helping animals to get adopted so there is more space for more animals. I think its really good to start with adopting...

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Teaching my niece on how to play Minecraft :D

Hi I'm Hannah and I'm 11 years old and this is my kindness story. When my niece was at my house one time my brother told me that my niece wanted to play Minecraft. I was a little bit mean at first saying no but then my brother made me let her play, so then I let her play, and...

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My dad is my hero!

Hi! I am Tyler and I am 11 and I am doing big things in my life already. Today I have came to share my story with you! My story is about my dad. My dad is 39 and he as back problems and a lot more his disk in his back is breaking and i do not think my...

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Life experiences & shaping others

My life experiences have made me the person I am today. Many of those experiences led me to a career as an educator. I try to spread messages like "Pay it Forward" to my students and I like to "walk the walk" just as much as I "talk the talk" to my kids. Volunteering as a teenager helped me to...

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Helping a family member out

My grandma's name is Judy and she has been through a lot. She just got out of the hospital like 3 months ago and she cant stand on her own feet without a cane. So I've been helping her out like getting her cane for her and getting the groceries for her. Now she is trying to walk so I...

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How people have been kind to me

I need help on my reading. So in school we were doing paper work in a book and i don't know how to read it so my friend help me out a lot on it. This showed you a simple act can help others. I need to be more kind back to people. I need to say thank you to...

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Empowering Women

Happy World Kindness Day!

Many thanks to my dear friends Niloo, Nasreen & Shebina for volunteering to tutor some courageous women in English & Math. We had the pleasure of working with Zein Dhanidina through the Refugee Women’s Network & are so grateful for this rewarding experience. In fact we would like to tutor them beyond this initiative.

The Refugee...

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Helping a homeless person

When you walk past someone who is curled up on the sidewalk laying on a piece of card board, dont just walk by. Look down and see that human being. All anyone wants is to be noticed, not forgotten. So the next time you pass a homeless person, give them a hello, a smile , buy them a cup of...

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Hi, how are you?

Somebody I didn't know said hi to me one day, it made feel good. Ask 10 people this see how you feel and they feel at the end of the day.

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My best friend

I had a lot of depressing thoughts and felt really bad about myself for a while. It was after a break up too.
But one day my best friend came to my house and let me cry on her shoulder. She left her DMs open for me to vent to, and always knew what to say. She was the only...

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On the Subway.

It was busy day at the Subway. It was full of people. I burst out of the doors in a rush. Once I was on the streets, I felt my pockets, and realized I lost my wallet. In tears, I sank to the floor and cried. A few minutes later, a homeless guy came up to me and handed me...

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Best presents

For my birthday my daughter asked all my Facebook friends to do an act of kindness and post it to my timeline. Forty seven people posted. My grandson is honoring me by doing an act of kindness for every year I have been around (75).

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Closer to the Light

I'm a teenager who struggles with depression, and it's only gotten worse with all the major life changes that have been going on. Sometimes, I simply can't motivate myself to get out of bed, even if I want to. Sometimes, I stay up all night, lost in my own thoughts, because I just can't get to sleep. Sometimes, some little...

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Red Lobster

Yesterday a woman approached me to pay $10 toward a couples meal, whom I was serving. She wanted to remain anonymous, but she felt compassion because she could see that they were older and a little frail. She called this a random act of kindness. Later, when I brought the bill to the table, I explained about the $ 10...

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