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.

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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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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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