Kindness Starts With One®

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The Doll Kind: Inspiring Children to be Kind and Give Back

The Doll Kind (TDK) was founded by two moms on a mission: To empower and inspire a generation of children to create a kinder world, one heart at a time. The mom duo creates huggable dolls with heart tokens to share as a random act of kindness. For every doll sold, another is donated to a child less fortunate.

The company...

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school speech!

I am a 16 year old girl who is all about kindness! finally decided to conquer my stage fright and give a kindness speech at school! decided to do a bit of more research and found this website! so happy!!!!!!!

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Canadian French Bulldog Travels to West Virginia to Help Save Dying Man

Hello. I would like to share with you a really inspiring story about a "celebrity" French Bulldog from London, Ontario, Canada famous for his goodwill and philanthropy, that travelled all the way to West Virginia to help save the life of a man dying from end-stage kidney failure. It's a lovely "feel good" story that is inspiring people to be...

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A Heart for Haiti

It is never too late to change the world! During our lives, we cross paths with various individuals. Some linger in our minds, prompting questions that need answers and the need to hear their story tugs at our heartstrings, not allowing us to disengage. I have one of those stories crying out to be told. One that will not let me rest...

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Challenge(s) Accepted!

So, for so long I've been trapped in this inertia bubble! And last week I join a challenge. One of my friends posted it on facebook and I wanted to be part of it. And it ends today (https://waterchallenge-walk-2016.everydayhero.com/au/let-s-walk-for-water). I was here at the lab (a story for another day) and I was scrolling down on my facebook feed and...

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Mission 1: Macaroni Salad

I was recently looking on Random Acts of Kindness's Facebook page, and I found the coolest thing... Sneaky Cards! I loved the idea of spreading kindness, after all I am a RAKtivist! The next day, my mom and I went to Kohl's and got them! I shuffled the deck and pulled out a card. It said to try a new...

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Listening to the Spirit

I was at the gas station with my wife and daughter in the car. While pumping gas, a woman at a pump near me gave her son $20 to get $5 worth of gas. When he came back without any change, the woman was upset. I heard her tell her son that the $15 in change was all that they...

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Simplifying the Hunger Problem

On the corner near our complex stood a homeless man in the pouring rain, asking for food. He saw my lunch box in my back seat and asked if there was anything left in it that I would give him. Instead, I drove to the nearest fast-food place and bought him a meal. No person should go hungry.

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Roadside Help

Last Saturday I was at my daughter's volleyball tournament. We had to move to another venue and as I went out to my vehicle, I noticed two other vehicles nose to nose, blocking a lane before a blind turn. I directed one car around them safely, then asked the owner of the disabled vehicle what was wrong. His jumper cables weren't...

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Peddling Christmas Kindness

I was in Target near Christmas and it was packed with shoppers. Everyone seemed to be agitated, probably due to the holiday struggle for purchases on little funds. A woman in front of me was using money she had gotten by returning gifts given to her to purchase a bike for her daughter. At some point on the way to the register,...

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Trying one of the Ideas!

Today I woke up as happy as Mickey Mouse. Why was I so happy? I was going to try a kindness ideas! I was going to try appreciate your teachers! (Thank you Kelsey!) So when I got to school I decided to tell my homeroom teacher, Mrs.Maloney, that I appreciate her! I loved the smile she had on her face...

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RAK 1!

Today I felt happy today! First, my day started out pretty bad. I got a 73 on my science learning checkpoint! A 73! I was also a little to excited today! My teacher, Mrs. Maloney told me to be quiet three times! But it all turned around when I went to Mrs.Flahaut's class! Lunch had been minorly altered today, but...

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Mother to Mother

I was on my layover at an Arizona airport when I decided to take advantage of the time to do a diaper change for my son. As I entered the restroom, the changing table was being used by a young mother who was changing her infant daughter's diaper. I could tell the baby girl had a bad diaper rash, but...

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Cuties for Kindness

Have you ever had your coffee paid in the drive-thru by the person in front of you? Have you received a letter that told you to have a great day with some cute lollipops taped to the notes?

It all started on a Monday night, although my best friend Emily and I had been wanting to do this for awhile...

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Calculating Kindness

In my home town of Harare, Zimbabwe, there is quite a large divide between the rich and poor. While in one area you see the wealthy splurging on expensive cars and homes, in another you bear witness to many impoverished people struggling to feed their family and pay fees to send their children to school.

A few days ago I...

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Muffins of Kindness

Our family friend is 13 and has cancer. Although the neighborhood families have a huge collection going around, my family and I have not donated as my husband had suggested that we "do our own thing". With this personal connection and mission in mind,  I immediately ran to a sporting good store to buy him a pompom hat and matching...

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RAK FRIDAY!

In November of 2014, with the help of family and friends, I started RAK Friday in my town! The goal of RAK Friday was to transform "Black Friday" into RAK Friday with people committing as many Random Acts of Kindness as possible. We created a Facebook page for people to share their RAKs. On that one day in 2014, over...

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A packed line in the grocery store: "twas the 4th of July -

And all through the grocery store, people were laughing and shopping, being jolly and bright. When what to my wandering eyes did appear, a gently aged man, looking left, looking right. "What's wrong", I did ask. He looked confused, embarrassed, quite red in the face. " Let me back up. Forgot my wallet. Needed ice cream for kids who just...

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Valentine's Gift

On Valentines Day, we had a couple come to the restaurant I work at, screaming about how we had stolen their credit card because they had left a bad review of their experience there. We calmly tried to explain how we could not and did not, but they would not go away until the police came. Even though we were...

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Motivating Quotes

For Random Acts of Kindness Day, my school's LEO club put note cards with motivational quotes on them in as many lockers as we could. We found a few of the cards scattered around the floors, but we were suprised to find that most were actually circulating the school. Even a few months later, my club advisor saw one of...

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Lessons in Grieving

I became a very quiet 10.5-year-old little girl after my father passed away from a heart attack in his sleep. I was emotionally shocked and very short in conversation. My Mexican family culture taught me to not talk about my father's death, nor how to work through grieving the loss. I was daddy's little girl; how could he had left me!?...

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An act of love.

.About two years ago I was l living at a homeless shelter and had been raped by one of the male residents who had started stalking me after I'd told someone what he'd done. There were some psychology stud err nuts from the local college who were there doing free counseling for college credits. After I told them what has...

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Project: Supermarket

The conventional view of kindness is for one person to be kind to another, but not all acts of kindness are one way; sometimes in an act of generosity or kindness, we both win and the world becomes a tiny bit brighter and warmer. Living in modern times is not always a picnic. For all the modern conveniences, such as...

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Honoring Mom's Lessons

I had something really great happen back in November. I was in 7-11 getting a $2 cup of coffee and I overheard a young lady, holding her son, talking about having to get him something for lunch for school. She was scrambling trying to find something somewhat healthy for her little boy. At that time I had been thinking about...

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Creating Community

I am a senior in the MSU Denver Industrial Design program. My senior thesis is based on sharing and building community right at home through gardening and sharing with each other. People are very busy and move often, causing some to feel disconnected with where they live. A small hub that allows one to garden and share books may help connect...

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You only got one mum

I suppose the idea behind joining this community is to hear from Amazing people all Over the world and their amazing acts! I rather not getting any credit by what I consider is normal To Do as a human being,and being kid is one of those qualities .anyhow, I am a carer for my mother who was diagnosed with schizophrenia...

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Hug Mobs

Hug mobs are 10 minutes of free hugs given o anyone who would like to receive one. It is fun! You can make extra signs or t-shirts for people to spontaneously join in. So far I have gone to several different communities in Cincinnati to offer this RAK. It is wonderful to give someone a hug who hasn't been hugged...

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My sister is kind

My sister is one of the most rarest person I know since she is so kind, believes in true love, always has hope, stays so positive and never gives up. I have seen her do so many acts of kindness to others around her where ever we go. As there is no such thing as a small act of kindness...

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alarmist!

We replaced our next door neighbour carbon monoxide alarm. It started ringing out randomly on a daily basis. Marie is an elderly lady with a hearing aid but she has quite an independent streak. We finally managed to get her to answer the door and gained enough trust to get the alarm fixed. Once the initial hurtle broken down, we...

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Hailey Omer

Whoever decided to write these negative comments about Hailey Omer on the Dirty (and I know who you are) you are insecure, and obviously jealous of her. The fact that all of you have to write negative comments about her show that you are insecure and ready to fuel your low self-esteems by blasting a person you barely know. I...

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