Kindness Starts With One®

One smile. One hug. One cup of coffee. One person...

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.

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Helping the World

One day, I was outside and was feeling generous. So I put on some gloves, grabbed a bag, and began picking up trash. This wasn't helping someone or someone helping me; I was helping the world. This may seem gross to some, but I knew I was helping everyone on earth feel better. And not just that, but also the...

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Fixing My Scrape

One quiet day, I was at Rehoboth Beach with my family and grandparents. It was almost dinnertime so we decided to take a walk/scooter ride around the neighborhood. I was having fun riding my scooter with my sister. She started to tell me to ride the scooter like a skateboard and it looked like it was fun and easy so...

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Running to Beat Cancer

One morning my mom came across a website to sign up for a 5k run to donate to cancer. As soon as my mom heard this idea, she loved it. She told me that she wanted to do it, and so did I. I've been doing it for three years now and every year I do it I get really excited....

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Healing Pains

One day I was at the bowling alley with my friends. We were having a pretty good time playing and eating. Then in the middle of the game my stomach started to hurt, but I ignored it . Later in the game my stomach started to hurt even more so I sat down. My friends noticed it and they asked...

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Collecting for Military

When our class was writing letters to the military, my friend had an idea to send even more to the military. She invited a few of our friends to join her. We used the school announcements to ask people to drop donations off at some of the boxes we spread around our school. Even the sixth grade teacher at our...

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Coaching with Kindness

My coach always shows kindness to me. When I am in a lesson with my coach, he always makes it fun but also makes me work hard. He never yells at me, but pulls me aside and calmly talks to me. When he talks to me, he always tells me how good I am and then also tells me things I...

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Helping an Injured Friend

One day, my friend Jose came into class late with an injured foot. He had crutches and was trying to get his stuff. My class and I were watching the announcements. But, when I saw Jose struggling, I ran over to help him. He asked me if I could get his pencil case for him, so I got it and...

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Community Erupts in Kindness

When I returned home from the hospital after a fall that broke my patella, I found that one of my neighbors had set up an account where all of my neighbors could select a day and time to walk my two Yorkies, Nicky & Gracie. For 8 weeks, 3 times a day, a neighbor walked my dogs when I could...

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Planting for the Monarchs

My current favorite act of kindness is helping the monarch butterflies. Unfortunately, they are at risk of extinction. I help by sharing native milkweed seeds with other people. I also plant milkweed in my own garden. Milkweed is the Monarchs' caterpillar host plant; the only plant they will eat. 

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Hidden Hero

My act of kindness brought about the title 'Hidden Hero,' Here is the story:

HIDDEN HERO by Author, and Jessica's friend,Liz Roy

As a young boy, they called him ‘retarded’. They kicked him, threw him into ditches, shoved wasps down his back, and sexually abused him. Diagnosed an ‘idiot-savant’, he was born with a pure singing voice, but sang in...

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Ring a Bell

My kindness story begins with the two kindest people I know, Wayne and Linda Vanderploeg, but I know them as Dad and Mom. I grew up with the most amazing kindness mentors. My parents were always reaching out to those in need, responding to the needs of others before their own needs, and helping in so many countless ways throughout the community....

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Unlikely Basketball Star

At recess the other day a group of competitive boys were playing basketball. For some reason a boy who usually prefers to play alone took a risk and joined the other boys. This young man happens to have cerebral palsy. When the other boys saw him, they immediately welcomed him to the game and one boy even tossed him the...

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Loving Ex-Partner

I found myself recently single and somehow was left with an overall feeling of gratitude. While we may not have made a good couple for a handful of reasons, I learned to stop judging myself, others, and life for what it isn't. Rather, I have learned to appreciate myself, others, and life for what it is. I also learned that...

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Volunteering Kindness

My 85-year-old mother lives in Arizona. I am going to visit her next week, so she picked up a rollaway bed from a local provider in her area for my use. They helped her load it into the trunk of her car, but she voiced aloud that she was a little concerned about how she was going to get it...

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My One is Three: A Trio of Kind Hearts from Nashville

My "One" is actually Three. There are three loving hearts down in Nashville that I’d like to tell you about who practice Random Acts of Kindness year round. In fact, they make it a part of their daily existence. These three hearts are Jamey Garner, Kevin D. Campos, and Phoenix Mendoza. 

You might not think, at first glance, that these...

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A Few Ways I Give

I prefer to do random acts of kindness anonymously, so I will share only a couple of things. Our community raises money by donating returnable bottle money for fuel for people to heat their homes. I donate funds to this. I also paid to have a neighbor's driveway plowed all winter. Her husband died, she was going to lose the...

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Literally Sweet

I was in a small candy shop with my co-workers and we were talking as we were selecting a gift for our other colleague. The shopkeeper overheard us and asked, "Excuse me, ladies, you are teachers?" When we answered that yes, indeed, we were, he showed us a big paper box full of those chocolate advent calendars. There were approximately...

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Working Angels

My husband is critically ill. My children are coming to see us this weekend and I wanted the house and yard to look pretty for them. A workman and his helper who have done repairs and painting for us this past year offered to help in any way they could. I called the workman to get a rusting trellis down and to...

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Happy Birthday, Stranger!

This is my club volleyball team. They are always looking for ways to do random acts of kindness. They sent birthday cards, balloons, noise makers, and this picture to a complete stranger! They saw a news article requesting birthday cards for a gentleman who was turning 93 and wanted to help him celebrate!

#doinggood #leadingsmall #simplebutsincere

Coach Mel

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Pay it Forward

Bought the two cars behind me their order at Dunkins. One looked like a young student and the other car looked like a young mother with a child in a car seat. Hopefully I made their day! :)

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