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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Starting My Last Year Off Right

This summer I decided to challenge myself. I decided to work on a project all by myself in hopes to spread kindness. With the help of two non-profit kindness organizations, I was able to spend my summer creating 670 goodie bags. Each bag consisted of candy, a pencil, a pack of gum, a motivational quote, and a kindness card. Anonymously, I...

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My grandmother is Kind

My grandmother and I were grocery shopping and We were paying for our groceries. A young woman next to us was crying and swiping her credit card which was not working. My grandmother paid for all her groceries and told her that everything will be fine. We never saw the girl again but we walked out of that store feeling...

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Working For Free

Mark was looking for work because he was down on his luck and was willing to work for any amount of payment. After I explained that I was unable to do it myself and didn't have money to pay him, he offered to do my yard work for free. I accepted his offer and let him get to work. When I...

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Accepting Others

My younger trans friend, whom we will call Jane, had just come out in school, and most of her peer group still saw her as male, either because they didn't know of her transition or just because they were being ignorant.

One day, Jane tried to put makeup on at school without using a mirror, and it went about as...

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Finding Max

My husband and his colleague were travelling on a remote road in South Australia. Thirty kilometres from the nearest town, they came upon a dog in the darkness walking along the side of the road.

He was old and very tired but happily jumped in their work vehicle. The men turned around and headed back to Coober Pedy. There, they...

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Loving Through Illness

I’ve been in and out of hospital since I was a kid because of chronic illness. My dad has always always dropped everything to help me. He has spent many late nights in emergency, up all night taking care of me, cooking for me when I couldn’t, and always making me laugh even when no one else can. My dad...

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Honoring Candy

My sister, Candy, was less than a year older than me. She was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 7. She suffered for years with this merciless disease. At that time, there wasn't a great understanding of the disease and much of the time, treatments of any sort were hit or miss. She was in the hospital for long periods of...

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Changing the Law

I am sharing a story about my father, whose act of kindness cannot be forgotten and was the very basic start of learning. It was a rainy day and my father was driving his car passing on the highway coming home from work. This happened many years ago when I was a kid. The law then was not so strong...

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Who's Your One?

His name is John T. Olson He was a US Marine and lived to be 21 years old. He saved 12 lives. He died 3 years before I was born and because of him I have a really big intimated in the Military. He Motivates me me to help others and even though I never met him I feel like...

Submitted by Nathan
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Who's Your One?

Don & Marybeth porter and the wonderful guy at the gas station for fixing the tire and the tire barn people that stayed late to get a new tire on the van. We are blessed!!

Submitted by Jane
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Who's Your One?

My one is my mum. Very cliche but she really is one of my strongest sources of inspiration and she shapes me as a person to be kinder too. I would be nowhere without her <3 I choose this picture because of her kind and silly spirit, It was taken when we were goofing around whilst waiting for our train.

Submitted by Summer Collier
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Who's Your One?

My son is my One! He challenges me every day to be my best self, to exercise my empathy, my collaboration skills, my trust. Being his mom brings me great joy! It’s the best job I’ve ever had ❤️

Submitted by Jennifer
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Who's Your One?

I have great fortune in my life; I am blessed with a surplus of people who love me and inspire me daily! Today I want to showcase LR (for privacy and security of this person's identity, I am using initials only). Upon launching my very first remote business, LR was my first client in the venture. I am inspired by...

Submitted by Tamara
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Struggling Alongside

I struggle with bipolar disorder and when I’m depressed, I have suicidal thoughts. When things get really bad, my malfunctioning brain tells me that I’m not the wife or mother my family needs and I don’t feel safe being alone. This feeling can weasel itself into my thoughts over the course of a few days, but it is usually a...

Submitted by Katherine Ellenthal
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Who's Your One?

I had to think about this questions for over a week... In my life there were so many people that came by, who ment a lot to me. I believe you always have some sort of angels surrounding you when you need them the most. I wanted to honour all of them. :-) And I do! But MY personal ONE...

Submitted by Mona
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Mom Models Kindness

My one is my mom! Cliché, I know, but true nonetheless. She taught my siblings, me, and everyone in our community to be kind before it was a "thing". She would spend days (and I don't even want to guess how much money) baking and boxing up treat boxes for the seniors in our community and then drove us kids...

Submitted by Breanne Nicholson
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Who's Your One?

This is my mother. Mary Emma, she is the kindest person I know. Her mother taught her well. The golden rule comes first. Do unto others as you would like others to do to you. She has taught me well. Kindness starts with you!

Submitted by Priscilla Sandoval
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Starting with One

My best friend, Morgan, is one person who inspires me to be better. She NEVER GIVES UP and perseveres through anything. Morgan is also a true friend who would do anything for people she cares about (and even people she does not). Lastly, she goes out of her way to demonstrate kindness. That is only part of why she inspires...

Submitted by Cameron
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Who's Your One?

Ellen Degeneras. She inspires me to be kind every day, and I may not the finances to do more of what I 'de like to do, I find a way. I'm now taking care of 3 kittens, with food and shelter from this cold winter. I took in 2 other ones from the same situation. Ide rather go without for...

Submitted by Kris Hummel
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Fighting With a Smile

My brother, Tom, was born with cerebral palsy. He has always had to work 100 times harder than anyone else to get through tasks. He has always needed to accept support from others for care and to look after his needs, but has not once has he EVER complained about this. Eight years ago, he had a massive operation on...

Submitted by Lauren
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