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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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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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.

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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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