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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Kindness Saves a High School Student's Life

One afternoon, my friends and I were painting a banner for our high school homecoming in the hallway but kept having to go inside of the girl’s bathroom to wash off our messy brushes. I noticed a girl standing in the bathroom quietly sobbing to herself. Everyone kept passing this girl pretending she wasn't even there. I myself had spent...

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Meet Houston, Kindness Advocate

About 6 years ago, I was on a plane next to a woman who was relentlessly energetic and fidgety. I was tired and wanted to take a nap. But before I could go into “ignore mode,” she tapped me on the shoulder to introduce herself.

“Hi, my name is Helga!”

We got to talking and eventually it came...

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8 Year Old World Changer

My name is Abby and I'm 8 years old.

I care about helping people in need. One simple way I think someone can add kindness to the world is by giving to the homeless or needy. When you do something like this you get a tingly feeling. That, I call “the kindness feeling”.

The kindness feeling is my favorite feeling ever....

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My Most Important Role as a Teacher is to Encourage Students To Be Kind

My name is Sarah, and I teach the awesomest middle schoolers around!

In addition to teaching language arts, I have the honor of supervising our school’s Kindness Club. The Kindness Club is a student-created organization devoted to spreading messages of love and positivity around our school.

One of my favorite Kindness Club initiatives has been the addition of a...

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The Very Act of Being Noticed Can Change Someone’s Life.

When I was younger I thought that kindness was an individualistic thing. I figured that I could just give what I thought others wanted and I would be handed a one way ticket to Happyville. This thought process was drastically altered when I was diagnosed with clinical depression. It became obvious that what I needed, as everyone does, was the...

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Pittsburgh Kindness Initiative

Mark Twain said, “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” To me, kindness is important because when I am kind, I feel good and my life has meaning.

Kindness is the ability to enrich the lives of others. It can be expressed though a smile, a kind word or a helping hand. Sometimes,...

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