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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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My kindness story

This is my kindness story, i was at school we were at lauch when my friends and saw this girl eating alone so i asked her if she wanted to sit with us.

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Cultivating Kindness Online and on the Streets!

I wanted to create illustrations about kindness and share them online. But I gave birth to an even better idea: stickers. I collected all the extra stickers I had and doodled kindness reminders (featuring my characters, the Thingamabobs, of course), and placed them all over my city. To make it even more exciting, I did it on my birthday, and...

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Mustard Bottles

One day I was in safeway, and I had just gotten my bag of chips from the chip aisle. I was walking then I see one elderly woman and one elderly man trying to get a Mustard bottle. The elderly woman accidently drops all mustard bottles. And I can tell that she was having a hard time because she had...

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Peaceable Fudge

Years ago I was working in an office where I had taken a joke too far and that person was no longer speaking to me. He was known around the office as a person who would cut people off permanently. I read an article in Guideposts about a kid sending another kid with whom he had a disagreement with some...

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Rs 5

''' Today 07/09/2021 I was going to pick my mom from the gym. I had forgotten the wallet so I only had Rs 15 in my pocket. The trip from where I was, costed Rs 20. I had also pulled one of my muscle which was giving me a hard time to walk. I stopped one of the toto and...

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How I made it through 2020 - A Kindness Challenge

At the start of 2020, I committed myself to a year of kindness with the hopes of infusing daily kindness into my community and positively impacting those around me. Little did I know, this challenge would be vital in positively shaping my view on this difficult year. I completed 366 (February had 29 days) acts of kindness in 2020! The...

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Saved by good Samaritan at Montpellier Airport

Owing to covid and family illness it is nearly three years since I was last in the UK. So when I found myself last night- in the departure lounge at Montpellier Airport - being refused boarding to my easyjet flight to London, I went into a state of some shock and utter panic. I wasn’t the only one, another would...

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Kindness Rocks

This garden was created by my organization, On A Dragonfly’s Wings, in memory of my son, Nikolai Miller, who died by suicide on June 20, 2019, at the age of 15. It was funded by the Waterford Youth Assistance, along with donations from community organizations, local businesses, and families. Nikolai was a kind and generous soul who loved all people...

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Kindness matters

The world we live in today has been through a lot of things from world wars to epidemics, but one thing which remained constant throughout was resilience and kindness. Moreover, it was the spirit to fight back and help out each other. Kindness must be an essential and universal quality to make the world a better place. Through an essay...

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A Truly Good Friend

A couple years ago, when I was having serious mental health struggles, my friend always tried his best to help me. He would listen to me when I needed it or simply distracted me from what was troubling me. He put aside a lot of his own personal issues to make sure I was okay and that means the world...

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The child

My family and I were taking a walk at East Coast park. I was running own a hill and saw a young boy (about 3 or 4) fall of his scooter and hurt himself. I quickly rushed to him and said “Are you ok?” He was ok but his parents were leaving him behind not noticing that he had fallen...

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Neighbors Elderly Cat

My neighbor has an elderly cat who I have been working with her on to fatten him up and hydrate him better. He was skin and bones, and dehydrated, and she just did not know how to help him, and did not realize there was anything she could do to improve things for him. She thought he was just old...

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How I warmed drinking water for an old man

Am a shopkeeper ,so where I have my shop the place is usually chilly .One day an old man came by and bought some painkillers .He requested me to give him some water to swallow the tablets and considering the weather I opted to warm water for him.After I gave him he was very grateful and told me he has...

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Chocolate Milk

Beautiful Fourth of July weekend and my fiance requested some brats for a family cookout. As I ran into the local market to grab some I thought to myself, "Let's make this special!" I grabbed a fancy homemade pie, cool whip, pasta salad, and some New beer bratwursts to try. I had to the checkout lane, and notice a nice...

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The 97 Bus

Once I went to choir by myself. I had to take the number 97 bus. I was feeling good until I realized I'd forgot my mask. I went to a corner shop and bought a disposable mask and a pack of bubblegum. As I walked up to the stop, I saw the 97 bus leaving the stop! I ran towards...

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HELP HOMLESS GUY

At the end of my road I saw a man sleeping on the floor I was on my way to the park and i had some money on me so i dropped £5 in his cup.Doing this made me feel happy just to know that i have helped him T*n*k*

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Traffic merging

It’s simple let people merge into traffic - it makes me smile when I get a wave or trucker break lights as a thank you

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Pay It Forward Friday

I was in the drive-thru at Starbucks waiting to pay for my order. When I pulled up to the window to pay, the car ahead of me had paid for my order to my surprise! Of course, I paid it forward by paying for the next order. It's so nice to see kindness being shown. I'm deeming today as Pay...

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Be Strong By Being Kind!

In today's world, people think being strong is being tough, unfeeling, powerful, influential, etc. But is it really? I think being strong is having courage to, even when everything is against you, be kind, patient, and understanding. No, don't let people take advantage of you, but instead of being mean and hateful like so much of this evil world is,...

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Through the Good and the Bad, Be Kind!

2020 was a very difficult year for all of us for relatively obvious reasons. COVID-19 happened, we were forced to stay in our homes, isolated from people other than possibly our families, (for some of us), and even when we did go out, we had to social distance with masks. As for me, both 2020 and 2021 were very hard....

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Kindness through letters

Hello I am Allison and I love spreading kindness to others all around the world How can I be put in the news for a story about how I have over 778 pen pals from different places all over the world and I hand write each letter and I spread kindness to each of them because of how bad this...

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Allison’s story

When I was born i weighed 1lb and 10oz so I’ve been fighting all my life I am 24 now and I’ve lost a lot of wonderful people in my life. I gave my life to the lord when I was 15 now I live for spreading kindness in the world by sending letters and cards to random people blessing...

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Lonely Christmas ..

It was Christmas day of 2019, a Thursday morning and I was in the worse emotional pain in my entire life. I was disconnected from my family and no real friends left in my life, and I was spending Christmas homeless on the streets after the homeless shelter barred me because of me being Loud and over emotional basically no...

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Why I Choose Kindness

At 11 years old I became the target of bullying for the first time. This experience came with long-lasting effects that I hope no one ever has to experience first hand. After confiding in trusted adults, a door opened to a world of kindness of every single adult trying to help in the best way possible. From then on, I...

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The boy and woman

One day a boy falls into a well and l heard a voice of crying l go near to the well and l see a boy is fall into the well call my mother and she came and help the boy and he get injure badly and boold is coming out from his leg we give first aid to him...

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Kindness Matters

hi! my name is riya and i'm an incoming eighth grader at mason middle school in mason, ohio; and i don't exactly have anything too special to share, but to me; it's worth sharing. back in march of 2021, i said to myself "i wanna do something to help others, the community." so i decided to start putting up lemonade...

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Random act of kindness

While walking down the street i heard an old lady screaming for help .I did not know where she was screaming from but I finally saw her in a drain.she was breathing fast so I took her out of the drain and put her to lay down on a wooden bed because I couldn't get anything else.i called for help...

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Homeless man on Christmas day

My mom and I when she was alive would go out on Christmas day to give a homeless person $20 for a meal. One day we saw this Hispanic homeless man with a shopping cart, everything was neatly folded and packed in his cart. We stopped and handed him the $20 and he immediately fell to his knees and cried,...

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The homeless woman

One day as I walking down a street with my friend holding a bag of food we were going to eat later we saw a homeless woman. We gave her our food as she seemed way more hungry than us and we left

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Be someone’s Mrs. Wolffer

When I was a young child, my home was not a good place to be. My next door neighbor recognized what was needed. She spent countless hours with me, talking about plants and gardens. She complemented me on my better features. She oozed love. She was one of the only adults I ever felt safe around. I realized later what...

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