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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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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thank you to the lovely young lady in Flinders St Station Melbourne

I was waiting for a train
To see my doctor
The 11.52 to Sandringham
I am an elderly bloke with a walking stick
And very hot coffee over my hands and pants and spilt
The lady gave me a cute hand-towel with cup pictures, bowed and smiled
Maybe she is Japanese?
She reinforced my faith in kindness, human nature and...

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A kindness-filled week-end.

Oh I had a most wonderful week-end.

Just for some context; I am autistic (Yes, autistic. Not person with autism or suffering from autism, thank you.), and there is a place for us to spend week-ends at if we pay, so I was not alone. And yes, I am currently a 22 year-old woman, not a child.
I'm going to...

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Love Of A Friend

I am always trying to find ways to help others around me but I never take the time for myself till I got terrible news in 2017. I was told I had cancer and I did not know what to do. A friend of mine I call Vonnie took charge last year and she was with me the whole time. She...

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A man carrying a heavy back of landscape marbles.

I just want to let everyone know what a act of kindness meant to me. I needed help to carry a bag of landscape marbles to the cash register at ACE hardware in Bucyrus, Ohio last evening. I found the bag I wanted and tried picking them up but because of bus driving and home health care my strength in...

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Ron the Bus Driver

We are in a shared preschool classroom with 50+ other students. One of the other classes reported a case of head lice. Well you know how it goes, I gathered up any dramatic, puppets, pillows, etc... No one wants to take home laundry much less possible lice laundry. So 2 of the 8 teachers and assistants scrounged up change to...

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The Garden

Really great teaching doesn’t just happen. Diane worked diligently to become a great teacher, parent and human being. Right in the middle of this quest, Diane found out that she had cancer. She was raising two little children and teaching. When all the options to cure the cancer failed, she started the process to leave this earth.
Knowing that Diane...

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The Garden

Really great teaching doesn’t just happen. Diane worked diligently to become a great teacher, parent and human being. Right in the middle of this quest, Diane found out that she had cancer. She was raising two little children and teaching. When all the options to cure the cancer failed, she started the process to leave this earth.
Knowing that Diane...

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My Story

I was inspired by researching the Women's Suffrage Movement. Researching made me realize that people aren't always kind to other people and that I want to be a person who is kind to others.

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Kindness Is Powerful

I was at 7 eleven and I had 50 dollars with me. When I would go there I would always get a bag of chips, a slurp, and a pack of gum. As I was heading home I saw this homeless man and I gave him food and cloths for him. they I gave him the rest of my money....

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