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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Awaiting the Train

I was waiting for the 11:52 train to Sandringham to see my doctor. I am an elderly bloke with a walking stick. I was trying to manage a very hot coffee, but wasn't successful and spilled it on my pants. A woman gave me a cute hand-towel with cup pictures, bowed, and smiled at me. She reinforced my faith in...

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Sharing My Joy

Oh, I had a most wonderful weekend! For some context, I am a 22 year-old autistic woman. There is a place for us to spend weekends at if we pay, so I was not alone. On Friday, I felt listened to, which doesn't happen often at all, as my family is abusive and I cannot trust most people at all....

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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; that is, until I got terrible news in 2017. I was told I had cancer and I did not know what to do. A friend of mine, Vonnie, took charge last year and was with me the whole time. She was...

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Carrying Marbles

I just want to let everyone know what an 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 my work in bus driving and home health care,...

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Unexpected Helper

We are in a shared preschool classroom with 50+ other students. One of the other classes reported a case of head lice. As the typical scene unfolded, I gathered up any dramatic, puppets, pillows, etc. No one wanted to take home laundry, much less possible lice laundry. That left two of the eight teachers and assistants to scrounge up change to...

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Gardening Kindness

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 a 7-Eleven convenience store with $50. Every time I went into that store, I always bought a bag of chips, a Slurpee, and a pack of gum. After I was heading home from one particular visit to the store, I saw a homeless man. I gave him food, clothes, and the rest of the money from my purchase. I...

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I picked up trash

Yester day, i was walking in our neighboors house when i saw a man that is littering in their back yard so i picked it up and felt happy about it because i feel that i did something Good that day and im proud of it :)

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Crossing the Street

Despite witnessing selfish behavior on a daily basis and living among many people who basically do not care about anyone but themselves, today I saw something that restored my hope. I hope that there are more people in my town who are not going to leave someone in need alone on the street. Today as I left home and walked...

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Robbie Plunkett

It was my little brothers birthday so he decided that he wanted to go to the Aquarium in Philadelphia. which he was very ex sided about I was also a little ex sided i had not gone there in a while. So of cores he goes up to a stranger who had been walking out of the bathroom and he...

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Eva

So I was on the bus going home and realized I forgot my Math binder. Then my friend Ava said you can borrow mine and we can help each other finish math! This made me feel relieved and happy I thought that that was so nice of her to do (and yes I did finish my math homework). One time...

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Tommy Horner

I was at WAWA I had a $1.00 and cookie then some girl said I'll get it for you then I said no I got it but she really wanted to buy it for me so I let her after that I wanted to be kind all day.

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my mother is kind

When i usually need help ill ask my mom for help and she helps me, she even helps me when i dont need it. When i am cooking in the kitchen and i start to burn the food my mom walks in and starts to help me and teaches me how to do it right. Thats why my mom is...

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Writing to Strangers

I'm a huge bookworm, so when a book about a girl leaving letters everywhere for strangers came out, I decided I would buy it and read it. I haven't been able to purchase it yet because it has been out of stock, but I googled the author and her story, and it was so inspirational! I decided to do something...

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My Mother

My mother my whole life never said a unkind word about anyone even if they had been mean to her. She was always thankful for whatever she had. When she passed at almost 91 years of age I was so filled with love for all the nice things that were said about her. I had not remembered or knew about...

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Uplifting Bus Stop

This story is about my younger sister Meera, who loves helping people. She is a lecturer at University in a small town in Malaysia. Everyday she makes it a point to get ready early for work, just to pick up random people who are sitting at the bus stop in front of the hospital in our town. They are generally...

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Caring for Others in Need

I have always seen my grandmother give to people that didn't have as much. She would open her home up to a complete stranger. Anything she could do to help a person she would. It didn't matter to her when her kids would tell her that she couldn't help everybody; she still tried, anyway. Even if she didn't have much...

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NICU Kindness

I was in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit with my youngest son and was seriously struggling with life at that time. We have an older son and had adopted our middle son just a few months before and now we had a premature child in the hospital. I was struggling with anxiety and post-partum depress. A lady walked up to me...

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