Kindness Starts With One®

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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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I Was Inspired By A Story

I was inspired by the story on your website about fostering and adopting animals. When i saw this story it answered what i would want to do in the future. It would make me feel great about myself helping animals to get adopted so there is more space for more animals. I think its really good to start with adopting...

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Teaching my niece on how to play Minecraft :D

Hi I'm Hannah and I'm 11 years old and this is my kindness story. When my niece was at my house one time my brother told me that my niece wanted to play Minecraft. I was a little bit mean at first saying no but then my brother made me let her play, so then I let her play, and...

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Helping My Dad

Hi! I am Tyler. I am 11 and I am doing big things in my life already. Today I have come to share my story with you about my dad. My dad is 39 and has back problems. Several of the discs in his back are breaking and I do not think my dad is going to live much longer....

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Life experiences & shaping others

My life experiences have made me the person I am today. Many of those experiences led me to a career as an educator. I try to spread messages like "Pay it Forward" to my students and I like to "walk the walk" just as much as I "talk the talk" to my kids. Volunteering as a teenager helped me to...

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Helping Grandma

My grandma's name is Judy and she has been through a lot. She just got out of the hospital 3 months ago and she can't stand on her own feet without a cane. I've been helping her out by getting her cane and the groceries for her. Now she is trying to walk, so I will help her on the...

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How people have been kind to me

I need help on my reading. So in school we were doing paper work in a book and i don't know how to read it so my friend help me out a lot on it. This showed you a simple act can help others. I need to be more kind back to people. I need to say thank you to...

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Empowering Women

Happy World Kindness Day! Many thanks to my dear friends, Niloo, Nasreen & Shebina, for volunteering to tutor some courageous women in English and Math. We had the pleasure of working with Zein Dhanidina through the Refugee Women’s Network and are so grateful for this rewarding experience. In fact, we would like to tutor them beyond this initiative. The Refugee...

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Helping a homeless person

When you walk past someone who is curled up on the sidewalk laying on a piece of card board, dont just walk by. Look down and see that human being. All anyone wants is to be noticed, not forgotten. So the next time you pass a homeless person, give them a hello, a smile , buy them a cup of...

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Hi, how are you?

Somebody I didn't know said hi to me one day, it made feel good. Ask 10 people this see how you feel and they feel at the end of the day.

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My best friend

I had a lot of depressing thoughts and felt really bad about myself for a while. It was after a break up too.
But one day my best friend came to my house and let me cry on her shoulder. She left her DMs open for me to vent to, and always knew what to say. She was the only...

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Subway Kindness

It was busy day at the Subway, full of people. I burst out of the doors in a rush. Once I was on the streets, I felt my pockets and realized I had lost my wallet. In tears, I sank to the floor and cried. A few minutes later, a homeless guy came up to me and handed me my wallet...

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Gifting Kind Acts

For my birthday, my daughter asked all my Facebook friends to do an act of kindness and post it to my timeline. Forty-seven people posted! My grandson is honoring me by doing an act of kindness for every year I have been around (75). What an amazing tribute!

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Closing In On the Light

I'm a teenager who struggles with depression and it's only gotten worse with all the major life changes that have been going on. Sometimes, I simply can't motivate myself to get out of bed, even if I want to. Sometimes, I stay up all night lost in my own thoughts because I just can't get to sleep. Sometimes, some little voice in my...

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Paying Down the Bill

I am a server at a local Red Lobster restaurant. Yesterday a woman approached me to pay $10 toward the meal of a couple I was serving. She wanted to remain anonymous, but she felt compassion because she could see that they were older and a little frail. She called this a random act of kindness. Later, when I brought...

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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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