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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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Cafe Vibes

My friend and I were meeting for a coffee in a large café in the city. It was crazy busy but we managed to find somewhere to sit to begin our catch up. The café got busier and busier. The staff were stuck at the till trying to process the orders. A long queue formed out of the door. The...

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Faith in Humanity: Restored

For as long as I can remember, I've celebrated Random Acts of Kindness, never once anticipating anything in return. So when this happened to us, I was in utter shock. In late 2015, my son and I had fled a situation where we felt unsafe and went into hiding. I had no money to buy food and lived off very...

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Free Hugs in NYC

About a month ago I was having a really tough time after a traumatic event in my life. I became overwhelmed and started to cry on the subway train. A stranger next to me saw my struggle and said simply, "It’s going to be okay," while handing me a tissue. That unsolicited gesture changed my day and I felt compelled...

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Rastafarian Society Helps Medical Cannabis Patient

Jahmaica Marijuana Assembly donates $10,000 to a medical cannabis patient who is paying it forward to others in need

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Stuck in Cuba

After an interesting educational music tour of Cuba, my husband and I ended up 'stuck' when winter storms canceled our flight home to Boston. Everyone returning to the Northeast began scrambling to find alternate routes home. We tried to rebook via the internet, but our phone service did not work in Cuba and wifi availability at our hotel was poor....

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Matt's Place

A large number of people, including myself, volunteer to help cook and serve people every Thursday. These people are homeless, financially disadvantaged, or alone. Over 140 meals are served or given out, including a main meal and dessert. Takeaway meals are given to those who request or are in need. What l love about this program is how it involves...

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The Show Must Go On

Submitted by Annie Merovich

We'd been looking for someone of Chinese ethnicity to sing the anthem on Chinese Heritage Night for months. This night is important to our sponsor, O.R.G. Packaging. We had asked our contact at O.R.G. to help us find an anthem but came up empty-handed. We were three days out, and Joon Yi overheard us talking about still needing one. He...

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Christmas Lunch

These beautiful people and l spent five days preparing a Christmas lunch for over 350 people, many of whom are alone or homeless. One man said for years he would travel on the train till the end of the line, eat his sandwich, and then travel back again. He had no one to share Christmas with. Each year Bayside Church...

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Befriending a Refugee

I taught a young refugee English and we became friends over a three year period. I learned that she had breast cancer and took her to appointments and treatments during this time. I was asked if l could help her. She lived in my home for seven and a half months. During this time I took her out...

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Simple act of encouraging words

Words have so much meaning in life. A kind word goes a long way towards making someone feel good about themselves. There is enough negativity in the world. If we just make one person feel good by saying something nice to them, it feels really good inside. You can even say something nice to animals (pets) too and they will...

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My parents

My parents always try to make me better in everything and always support me in good things. Don't let your parent go they are your support system. love them from your heart they will do that too.

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My friend. by Madeline

If you have ever had a friend, then you know that friends help you out. This one person will make you want to do something, or help you through something, or just doing all the something in the world. This one person, and her name is Decatur. She's a friend, a best friend, the best friend ever. Everyday she's there....

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With friends RAK day is everyday by Decatur

My friends are probably the jackpot of best friends. Whenever I didn't have a pencil Madeline was there to help and put a smile on my face that stretched a mile long (figuratively). Whenever I wasn't in a good mood Ruby was there to make the day brighter than the sun. Whenever I forgot something Hayen got it covered and...

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Bully-Free

A student at my elementary was being harshly bullied every day at school. She thought there was nothing she could do about the teasing, name-calling, gossiping, and hundreds of notes with horrible messages on them. I reached out to her; she was an amazing girl, sweet, pretty, smart, and more. I saw no apparent reason for...

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one good thing

I once helped some people with binder problems like when it is spilled for something good.

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Holding A Door

When me and my parents go somewhere my brother and I hold the door for people in and out of stores and restaurants. We share the same kindness back when they hold it open for us. We always say thank you or when they tell us ¨ thank you"we say your welcome or they'll joke around with us ect. so...

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to have a friend

i was nice to my dad to and he was the happiness you will have in the vlatines in a good way to have a good time.

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the best thing any one has ever done

there is a man who most don't know his name is phil swift. phil is a artist he created the flex family of products this stuff has got me through a rough point in life and he is the man who made it. i worship this man as a god and these flex fans are the best family i have...

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Toy Car

For my birthday, I received a Walmart gift card. I took it to the store so that I could get something new. But, while I was there, I saw that firefighters were accepting donations for kids who wouldn't have any gifts to open on Christmas. Instead of buying for myself, I went inside Walmart and got a toy car with the...

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My act of kindness story

One day I was on my way to math class and I saw my friend and she looked sick. I asked her if she was ok. She told me that she had been sick. I then gave her advice to help her. She told me thank you. We then went into math class and she looked like she was happier.

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