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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Surprise Gifting

My live-in boyfriend and I had an unexpected dog expense between paychecks and had just broken into our piggy bank to get $7 into our gas tank. When we pulled up to the pump we noticed a note in a baggy which read, "Help yourself to $25 worth of gas on me!" with a Random Acts of Kindness card included....

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Helping A Teammate

Today during the Special Olympics wheelchair race, Camron won the race in 11 seconds, which is an amazing time! After he won the race he realized one of his teammates was struggling to complete the race.  Camron came back and helped his teammate finish the race by pushing the boy's wheelchair one-handed and wheeling his own wheelchair with the other...

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Free Hugs Given Here!

I started giving out free hugs about 4-5 years ago at a university, a park, and other locations. As time has gone by, many students and people have spoken appreciation for this simple act. They have told me that my hugs made a difference to them and helped them feel better. Some have even said that mine is the best hug they...

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Coffee For Two

My husband and I ordered coffee from a local drive-thru. When we went to pay, the girl at the window told us our coffee had been paid for! When she realized we were puzzled, she told us that the car in front paid for our order as a random act of kindness. We were totally blown away and it truly made...

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Gold-Hearted Wonder Woman

Antoinette is one of the most hardworking and compassionate women that I am privileged to know. She juggles various jobs as the manager of a drop-in center on a daily basis. Her personality is contagious and she is a breath of fresh air for anybody visiting the drop-in center. We appreciate her years of sacrifice, dedication, and love for Kingsway family.

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A BBQ Chicken Rescue

A few years ago when my kids were younger, we stopped at a local barbecue chicken place to buy some dinner. The kids were tired and grumpy.  My youngest was adamant that she did NOT want chicken for dinner and fully refused to get out of the car. A man walked up and asked if I’d like a chicken he...

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Monthly Emergencies

So if you are a woman, and have ever had an unexpected visitor. You know how stressful it is when you find yourself without a tampon or pad. I started this at work because I know what it feels like to be in that situation. You also never know what someone's home life is like and how that affects them....

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Sticking Kindness Around

I was spending some time with a friend on a day out and we went to the restroom. She went straight in and didn't see the sticky note on the mirror that said, "You are a beautiful blessing to the world," and simply signed with a heart. When she came out, I pointed it out to her and we both...

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Loved Like a Sister

My best friend is like a sister to me. She has never given up on me, even when I make mistakes. She's the most amazing friend anyone could hope for. I'm really sad that she's switching schools for fifth grade. We probably won't go to school again together, but at least we can still go to each other's houses. What's...

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Traveling Helpers

My story of kindness may be small, but it is important to me. Can you imagine that you are alone? Your friends, teachers, colleagues and especially family have disappeared. I can’t.  Last weekend I came to understand again that my family is a very important thing in our lives. My uncle invited all our family for his birthday.  I was...

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Warming Up

Submitted by Karen Golic

Our Facility Manager comes in earlier than the rest of us every day. He always goes into my office and turns my heater on. Although this might seem like a small thing, it is huge to me. Northeast Ohio is cold in the winter and our venue is a hundred-year-old building which is very cold. We keep the heat down...

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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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