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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Experiencing New Orleans

Over my spring break, I decided to take the time to go to New Orleans to volunteer. For me, volunteering isn't just a high school requirement. I didn't even know it was a requirement up until a few weeks ago. To me, volunteering is fun and it makes me feel good about myself. I feel like I'm making an impact on...

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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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