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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Thank you

I would like to thank Whitespace yoga studio for their random act of kindness this morning. We were given a surprise gift, to reward our dedication to improving the quality of our lives through breathing: our most readily accessible resource. The gift was a delicious "Conscious" organic raw chocolate attached to a #RAKtag. This is how I discovered the random...

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Keeping People Dry

I carry plastic ponchos in my car plus I had some yellow rubber raincoats from my father in law's things after her died. I took them down to the Community Kitchen on a rainy day and gave them out to people who were getting soaked.

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The beginning of #FastPositivity

I am originally from Minot, ND and am 27 years old. I used to battle anxiety and it was so bad that I was afraid to be in my own house when night came. My husband and I lost our house to the Minot flood in 2011 and lived in a fema trailer for a year while we rebuilt. I...

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Saved From the Freezing Walk

Yesterday morning, as I was driving home on the icy streets and the temperature being in the low 20s, I saw a kid walking. He was only wearing a sweater and was completely red, rubbing his hands together for warmth. I noticed he was wearing a McDonalds hat. I drove past because, with how the world is, nothing is safe anymore....

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Warming the Homeless

I was going to Disney On Ice this past week with my mom and sister. When we got close to the parking garage, I noticed a homeless man sitting by a light pole. My mom and sister looked out and him and said he was holding a sign, but we were unsure of what it said since he was facing...

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Mia Chanel DeJesus

The story of Mia Chanel DeJesus motivated me to find something good to do and share with the world. Mia you are brave and beautiful to take your story public. I believe in kindness and even when people are mean I will still be kind. It's not easy, but you will show the way to those who are lost.

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The Streets of New York

On this hot Monday morning in New York City as my routine always is, I got up early, got dressed, got on my train heading downtown, and was off to work. For having been in the city only a few months, I’ve picked up an astounding amount of traits that distinguish New Yorkers from the rest of the world. A...

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August 3, 2015

On this hot Monday morning in New York City, as my routine requested, I got up early, got dressed, got on my train heading downtown and was off to work. For having been here only a few months I’ve picked up an astounding amount of traits that distinguish New Yorkers from the rest of the world. A professional at dodging...

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Hug a Stranger

Back in November, my husband was taking treatments at the hospital twice a day. One day I dropped him off and went to park the car. As I was walking into the hospital a lady was leaving. She had an odd look on her face but was composed. As I walked up to her, for some reason I asked her if...

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Passing It On

My first experience of someone sharing a random act of kindness with our family was in the drive-thru of Tim Hortons. We pulled up and took our dozen donuts from the cashier. She then told us that the car in front of us had already paid for our order! I was speechless! My kids and I decided to do the...

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100 Cans for 100 Days

Our kindergarten students here at West Bainbridge Elementary School in Bainbridge, GA participated in the "100 Cans for 100 Days" on the 100th Day of School. Our students collected over 100 cans and they donated them to two local food banks.

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Serving the Platypus

Most Autism parents can relate to what I call "the short list". This is a mental list of restaurants where we can go as a family and actually ENJOY ourselves. This is not to say restaurants post a "no special needs allowed" sign outside their door but, from what we've witnessed, they might as well. This story is not about the...

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60 Seconds to Kindness

Who is the Kindness Junkie and why did she start 60 Seconds to Kindness?

I'm Tae and I've overcome 25 years of physical and personal challenges. At the age of 27, doctors discovered a congenital kidney defect which resulted in surgery on both kidneys, lifelong impairment to kidney function, and the inability to carry a baby. Then came three surgeries to...

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Penpals with Kiddos

Send a letter or card in the mail to a child (your own child, niece, nephew, grandchild, or godchild). They love to get mail and it will brighten their day!

Do you remember when you were a kid and your job was to go down to the mailbox to collect the mail? I do! I was always so excited and...

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Buying Groceries

If you have an elderly neighbor, stop by on your way to the grocery store and ask if you can bring them anything they might need.

My neighbor, a single elderly woman in her late 70’s who walked with a cane, was rear-ended in a traffic accident. Although she was shaken and sore, she would be okay after undergoing a...

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Mom Turned Kindness Advocate

Veronica Mollica, Cyber Security Recruiter

More than anything else in the world, kindness matters most to me. 

Everything we think, say, and do matters; the choice to be kind, moment-to-moment, affects how we feel.  As a mom, I am always looking for ways to teach my kids the profound power of kind thoughts toward themselves, kind words towards others, and...

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Light someone' day

I have always liked doing more for people because I believe God did not bring us into the world to walk around in heels and just drive expensive cars, we are blessed to be a blessing...and I know for sure that I am here today because someone was kind enough to pay for my college fees because my mom could...

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Raising Funds and Food

For about a year now, I've been helping out a Philadelphia soup kitchen called Grace Cafe. It's run by the Arch Street United Methodist Church in central Philly. I found out about it through a Philadelphia volunteering website. I was hooked on it from the first time I went. They give out around 200 meals every Sunday to those who...

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Love through RAK

Had the privilege of doing a RAK with a small group of people from our Church this past Christmas. We randomly paid for people's groceries...best thing I've done in a while! We meet once a week to show love through some kind of RAK toward those who live in our Hartland community. 💕

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Feeding homeless in Seattle

Hi everyone, There is nothing like the joy of giving. And who deserves act of kindness than the ones more misfortune than us? I am planning to start a new tradition - picking up 20-30 buns (with meat, veggies, and custard) from international district on Saturday at 3pm, and to have a nice walk to Westlake area and give away...

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Story #1

Today while I was shopping at Sam's (it's like Walmart) a random employee came up to me, gave me a rose and said," I think you should have this and walked away. " This made me feel so happy and good. The earth is a wonderful and full of kind people!!!!

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Coffee for my Customer

I am a banker and recently had an elderly woman come in who had overdrawn her account by $6.25. She wanted to correct the overdraft and began counting her change. I heard her mention that she had wanted to buy coffee with her change. I deposited her money, gave her a receipt, and then I asked her to wait one...

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Coffee

I am a banker and recently had an elderly woman come in who had overdrawn her account by $6.25. She wanted to correct the overdraft and began counting her change. I heard her mention that she had wanted to buy coffee with her change. I deposited her money, gave her a receipt and then I asked her to wait one...

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Kindness: The Snowball Effect

There was a man that walked down the street every day with a hard hat on and his lunchpailin hand, headed to work. One day, a lady stopped and asked why he had to walk to work every day. The man explained that he did not have a driver's license because he had bad eye sight. The woman gave the...

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me.

I am a junior in high school and I'm sixteen years old. I know what it feels like to be bullied, depressed, and anxiety filled. I know what it feels like to be not good enough or below average, most, if not all of the people at school never failed to remind me. I get it, and I want to...

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A Father and Son Change The World Through Music

My blind and autistic son, Pauly, is my motivation and "Hero".

Since Pauly cannot see and talk, we've relied on music to soothe and calm him. I know firsthand the power and happiness that music gives to Pauly and we want to bring that same joy to others.

My son has inspired me to start "Pauly's Project," which distributes 1000s of...

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Changing The World One Coffee At a Time

My name is John M. Sweeney. I’m the founder and Chief Kindness Officer of a worldwide social movement called Suspended Coffees. 

I’m a misfit, a Kindness Coach, a storyteller, and a teacher of kindness.

For me, kindness has not only changed my life, it's also saved it....

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bullying madness it never stops

I had a friend and by the same bully she got name called and bothered by everyone in class to make her go faster and now also they keep doing it and she feels hurt and doesn't do a thing about it how odd

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bullying madness

one time a girl that was doing very well in school but then a boy started making fun of her name then signs then the girl told the teacher but then the boy said she should of stayed QUIET and none of this would ever happen the girl stood up and tell a grown up and felt as happy as...

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My Story

In India, being the first born to an ambitious father, always looked up to him, observing the discipline, values and honesty. Could see him multiply his fortune rapidly. At age 14, I was subjected to see my father’s almost mutilated body, stabbed brutally by his business partners. Raised by a single uneducated mother since then, could see the struggle she...

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