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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Driving Home

So this past weekend I took the ACT, a college readiness test, at a town thirty minutes from my own town. I drove myself to the test. I thought I would be the only student from my school at this testing location, but to my surprise I ran into another kid from my school and grade. We said hi to...

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For a Face Full of Sunshine

All I was doing that day was selling pastries. College was overwhelming, I missed my family, and I was selling pastries. A couple walked in with smiles and I noticed. I noticed how tightly she held his arm. I imagined each wrinkle on their face as a memory; there were hundreds of beautiful memories. He held her hand and she...

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Unexpected Opportunity

The random act of kindness I chose to do was transport someone who can’t drive. While this was not an act I was planning on doing, it happened out of nowhere. I had been planning on cleaning a friend's house, but a new opportunity presented itself. I was dropping a friend off at home after lacrosse practice when I noticed...

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COLLECT CLOTHES TO DONATE

My parents wanted me to clean out my closet over break because I have too many clothes in my closet that I don't wear because they're too small for me. I asked my parents if there's any place we can donate my clothes that were too small for me. They said the SVMS had a drop box for clothes that...

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Man in batman t-shirt gives a randam act of kindness-Frederick MD

Thank you to the kind man wearing the batman t-shirt for the act of kindness of putting $20 in my tank. It truly was a kind act and I hope you know how much I appreciate it. Thank you so much!

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Avalanche of Kindness

Over spring break, I did an act of kindness for my neighbor. My act was actually completed after my neighbor did an act of kindness for me. On Easter, my sister and I received chocolates and candies from our neighbor. Never before have we received anything from this neighbor and we've lived in the same house for four years. It was truly...

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Serving the Chef

It was Thursday morning of my spring break week during Junior year, and I was late to meet my friends at the nearby Dunkin' Donuts to get breakfast. As I ran downstairs, I noticed my mom in the kitchen getting ready to begin her day as well. She was headed to her business, Chef Loryn’s, where she stands as the...

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Saying Something Nice

My younger brother and I are very competitive. He is only a couple of years younger than me so I guess the competition is normal. For reasons I sometimes cannot understand, he at times tries to surpass me in small things around the house. My reaction to his antics are usually negative, but for once I decided to try something new. I...

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Beautifying our School

My 8th Grade Community Service Project Introduction:

Before I began my 8th grade community service project, I thought about what community service is. I realized that it depends on how you define community. I relate community mostly to the community that I am around everyday, my school. Since I can remember, community service has been a part of my family’s...

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Rewarding Points

I take my kiddo to the movies once in a while and use a reward card with a local theater here. We haven't been in a while so they put a free popcorn on the card as enticement for us to return. The little trick worked and I decided we would go see a movie. I checked to see how many...

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Reward Points?

I take my kiddo the movies once in a while and I have a reward card with a local theater here. We haven't been in a while so they put a free popcorn on the card. Sure, we'll go see a movie... I checked to see how many points we had accumulated on our card and there was a loooot....

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Welcoming Neighbors

On Saturday night, I was babysitting two girls who live on the street next to me. We were watching Barbie when the doorbell rang. I went to answer the door and saw a man, his daughter, and a little dog. When I opened the door they introduced themselves and handed me homemade brownies and a sheet of paper with a...

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Making my Grandfather Happy

My grandparents were coming over to my house to have dinner. This was a sort of family get together, with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Now my grandparents had given me their car about a year ago and I was so thankful; I swore to them that I’d take care of it. Well, let’s just say I’m not that good...

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My 8th Grade Community Service Project

Before I began my 8th grade community service project, I thought about what community service is. I realized that it depends on how you define community. I relate community mostly to the community that I am around everyday, my school. Since I can remember, community service has been a part of my family’s values and a guiding principle of the...

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Cook A Meal For Someone

After a long college road trip, my mom was exhausted when we came home and she usually prepares dinner everyday. So I took it upon myself to prepare dinner for the whole family and give my mom a day off. I looked in the pantry and saw tomato sauce and pasta. Immediately I knew what I was going to make....

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Buying Her Milk

Today I stood in a queue at the supermarket waiting to pay for my groceries. An elderly woman in front of me went to pay for her shopping with a £10.00 note but the shopping came to slightly more than this. She didn't have any other money in her purse or, it seems, a card to put the transaction on. She...

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Sharing Bo's Joy

My 20-month-old nephew, Bo, passed away unexpectedly on March 28, 2016. Bo was not just a regular kid; he was truly something special. His entrance into the world started the adventure, when he was born in a car on the way to the hospital! He was born with Down's Syndrome and a heart defect which was later corrected. Bo was...

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Teaching Them To Journal

I worked as a Juvenile Detention Officer for years and I found it difficult to communicate with the kids at first. I learned quickly that they opened up when I shared relevant stories about my life. I shared how I use to put my feelings on paper in a form of a poem to express myself. I eventually wrote a...

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Renewing Curb Appeal

A week ago, I called up all the Scouts I could get and, with their leaders, we went to a home that was needing a lot of TLC outside. The family was losing their father to an aggressive form of cancer. It took all of six months for this cancer to ravage this 33-year-old man's body. Because of his struggle, the...

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Miniature Horse Therapy

When I was 16-years-old, I saw a picture of a miniature horse in a nursing home and dreamed of providing that type of therapy myself in the future. Some years went by, but I still had this dream. At the age of 24, I found the opportunity to buy two miniature horses, Speedy and Junior. Even though they are small,...

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The Refreshing Church

I love my church because we do things to help others. We have what we call "Mankind Mindset" Projects. When we arrived at church one Sunday we were handed an envelope with our program. Inside the envelope was a blank card and $1. We were instructed to write a message and add whatever we wanted to the card whether monetary...

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Donating Therapy Puppets

I've been knitting puppets for use in therapy with bereaved, traumatised, or distressed children. The puppets are mostly distributed through an organisation in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, called Knit-For-Nowt. They distribute newly knitted items to those in need. Up until recently I've just sent them hats, socks, scarves, and blankets for distribution through homeless shelters, food banks, and mother and baby...

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Journeying Out of the Void

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On November 1, 2015, I walked into the Covina AT&T store. My phone was shattered to pieces and I didn’t have access to any money. Looking back, I have no idea why I walked in there believing I would be able to do anything, but I had to trust in something bigger than the lack of resources I possessed...

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Mission 1: Macaroni Salad

So I got this thing called Sneaky Cards. They cause you to get out of your comfort zone and do nice things for others! I thought it sounded cool, so I bought some! The first card I pulled out of the deck when I opened in said to try a new Food, so I decided or try macaroni salad! When...

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Promising Kindness

As all good ideas are born late at night while contemplating life's most difficult questions and coming to new realizations, it's currently 12:55 am. In this moment, you my dear reader are witnessing the beginning of a journey. I'm only a junior in high school and I've noticed an alarming lack of general kindness in school. With a noticeable theme of...

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Proud Mom Moment

My son turned 20 on February 10. In order to get some time with him on his special day, I arranged to meet him for breakfast. We met at a nearby Perkins, had a nice meal, genuine conversation, and then it was time for us to each head our separate directions. We were walking side-by-side on our way back to...

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A girl in the faculty

One day in my third year on facult in English literature, I was passing near a half-open classroom door when I saw a girl crying inside. I stopped walking and decided to enter and see what I could do to help her. I went to her, sat next to her, patted her on the arm and asked her what was...

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Surprising Generosity

A man and his wife noticed I gave up my meal to feed my daughter. Unfortunately, I just didn't have enough money for my own meal. I finished my purchase and left, noticing a $20 bill in my daughter's hand. She told me that the man and his wife next to us gave it to her to give to me. My...

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Sharing a Coupon

My wife and I receive coupons for a particular store biweekly. On our most recent visit to the store, we were in the check-out line and overheard a customer in conversation with the cashier. The customer indicated that she lived too far to go home to retrieve her forgotten 20% off coupon. Any time we go to the store, we...

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24p toast

Yesterday, whilst walking the streets at night in Bangkok, I went past three people asking for money from tourists. They looked bored and one looked unwell so as I spotted a toast stall I bought them each a thick slice of toast with honey. They all bowed their heads and put their hands together to say thank you. Such an...

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