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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 Story

In India, being the first born to an ambitious father, always looked up to him, observing the discipline, values and honesty. Could see him multiply his fortune rapidly. At age 14, I was subjected to see my father’s almost mutilated body, stabbed brutally by his business partners. Raised by a single uneducated mother since then, could see the struggle she...

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Duckory - the lost toy

I'm Chair of a School PTA and one of my team has a great relationship with our local recycling centre and they keep soft toys for her. They go in our Christmas Fayre Soft Toy Tombola. Last week I was going through a huge sack of toys, and right at the bottom was a little grey duckling - and on...

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Chinese girl got her gift in No Fill

Today is my first time to go to No Fill, when I went to the cashier I had just knew they just accept the debate and cash, and I didn't have cash so I replied to the cashier in my unfluent English embrasely "just cancel it.." The handsome guy who was standing behind he said,"no worries, I 'll pay for...

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a father gives a poor man some food and cloth in the winter

The father Jerimal Fixin gave a poor man some indian food when he saw him shivering and staring at him. Gratefully the poor man says Thank you several times and god bless you. The father says,"It's ok. A man has to do what a man should do." He had brought an old blanket for his daughter and saw his wife...

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The girl who was a bully

There once was a girl who was a bully some kids were scared of here some was not but one day there was a new kid in school one of the kids to her that she needs to move out of the way there is a bully comeing down the hallway so the girl did but be for she moved...

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Best Birthday Ever

Last year I decided to tell my family that I didn't want or need anything for my birthday...but for them to think of a way to share a kindness in their world - for me. My two adult children and husband all did something different and wonderful. The week of my birthday my husband (who is a teaching golf pro)...

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Coffee for the teachers

I am a huge lover of coffee and I know for a fact that my sons teachers are as well. I have been trying to bring them in a coffee whenever I go into the classroom for something to show them my appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication.

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Abby & Hannah's RAOK

On Jan. 10, 2015, lifelong best friends Abby Liefer, 19, and Hannah Porter, 20, were the victims of a fatal car crash on a rural highway outside of Red Bud Illinois when an approaching underage drunk driver crossed the center line and hit them head on. My name is Alison and Abby was my little sister. She was only 19...

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Two Millennials Create Kindness Experiment

Realizing that we're two self-centered millennials, often focused on what’s ahead instead of what’s around us, we created a series of 12 steps as a way to become kinder, more empathetic people.

Based on 12-step programs designed to change behaviors, we took a vow to complete this 12-month resolution last January, one step per month. We’ve also designed...

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Meet Madison: Founder of Peach's Neet Feet

My name is Madison Peach Steiner, I am the founder of Peach's Neet Feet, and after almost five years of running a non-profit based on the platform of kindness and the science of caring, I see the world through a lens of compassion. I believe one act of kindness can be the foundation for great change in the...

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To Celebrate Kindness Week, I Gave Myself a Wake-Up Call

A couple of years ago, I was introduced to a wonderfully great initiative called “Random Act of Kindness Week.” Random Act of KindnessThe name speaks for itself – it’s a call to action to show kindness, in some capacity, for 7 days. There is a foundation in Denver that spearheads this directive. Its charge: Take this week to step out...

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How I Turned My Life Into a Platform for Kindness

In 2011, I began posting daily self-thought "Happiness is" quotes on my personal Facebook page. Fast forward five years and I have turned a simple status into an initiative for goodness.

The Smile Project has become my passion project. I currently run all forms of social media as well as the website. I conduct merchandise sales and go to speaking...

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Kindness is the Best Medicine

My friend was standing in line to buy some medicine she needed, but when the cashier told her the price, my friend was surprised to find that she was a few dollars short. She asked if she could leave and come back for the medicine since she did have more money at home. Before the cashier could reply, however, the...

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My Dad: Kindness Hero

My father Gale is 82 years old now. I recently learned about his random act of kindness that happened more than 60 years ago. I wept as my mother told me the story.

She began, You know your father will never tell you this, but I want you to know when you and your sister were very...

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My Success Is Defined by Kindness

My name is James, I’m 27 years old and I’m a Development Practitioner living in Mzuzu in Malawi.  

My work involves working with people in rural communities. Most of the people I work with are poor and live on less than a dollar. All my childhood life I wished to work as a Banker, however all this changed when I...

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Kindness Saved Me at 16 years old

Kindness saved me. A person took me in when I was sixteen and for the first time in my life, I was safe. She didn’t have to do this, she received no compensation for taking me in, and I wasn’t very nice. I was a hostile, untrusting, and malicious teenage girl because that’s how I had survived. Those few months...

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Meet Cara: Kindness Storyteller

When I graduated from college I dreamed of being a television news reporter.

Having no experience, I had to start small: at a dinky little cable station in Naples, Florida, a town I had never heard of before. I put my time in covering sea turtle rescues and unknown celebrities until I finally got my big break in the form...

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Be Kind. Make Difference.

My name is Nicole La Ha Zwiercan, and to me, kindness is life changing.

Before getting into why kindness is so important to me, I'd like to first say sadly, I wasn't always this way.

By no means did I go out of my way to be mean to people, but I didn't go...

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Kane's Story: Overcome Suffering Through Giving

My whole life has been dedicated to the search for meaning in chaos.

A voyage for the one true way to enlightenment, to recovery, to being well, to find inner peace. To fit. It comes from growing up in a complex family dynamic (or to put it another way a family that was well...screwed up). It comes from knowing you...

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Peggy Filer's Kindness Club

My name is Peggy Filer and I’m a high school health teacher near Seattle, WA.

Fifteen years ago two of my students asked me to be the advisor of their new Random Acts of Kindness Club and I said yes. I asked what we would be doing and they laughed and said they didn’t know – they were random! Perfect,...

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