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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Who's Your One?

Dr. Haru Inouye, former CEO of the Shinnyo-en Foundation asked me, What do you need and how we can help you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPQiPIfRtLU. Then, he put the whole power of his organization to support my small actions through pinwheels for peace to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace. I was of no significance, but somewhat he focused on my...

Submitted by Carmen Clay
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Who's Your One?

My dad is my ‘one’. He taught me to always stand up and fight for those who are most vunerable or cannot fight for themselves. He taught me to be fair, understanding, and above all else kind. He taught me to delight in differences and embrace equality. He taught me all these things by his living example and the actions...

Submitted by Susan Hillman
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Who's Your One?

My children

Submitted by Kathleen
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Who's Your One?

My "One" is my mom, Denise Montgomery. She is 51 years old, but she is the best person in my life. She is a Principal in North Carolina, and that occupies most of her time, but I never feel forgotten. She has been through a lot, especially this past year. One day my mom felt really bad, and we had...

Submitted by Marcella Montgomery
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Who's Your One?

My best friend who shows me kindness in countless ways everyday.

Submitted by Vince V
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Who's Your One?

Jenitza Laguna, my sister. Where do I even begin... I am truly blessed to have someone as special as my sister to have walked along the way with me. In good times but also in bad times. Recently my husband lost his job and she was there not only to pray for me but to also help me with the...

Submitted by Linamar Negron
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Who's Your One?

The person that inspires me is my dad. My dad has gone through so much. In 2005 he was diagnosed with accute Leukemia. When my dad was going through this different ones stepped up and helped our family out. After a long fought battle and almost loosing my dad several times we are blessed and he is still alive today....

Submitted by Karen Unander
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Delivering Meals with Love

My 'one' is my mom, who joined my dad in Heaven in 2015. From the time my sisters and I were young, she instilled in us the value of "doing unto others as you would have them do unto you". She was the neighbor who would make soup or a pie for a neighbor who wasn't well. The Meals on...

Submitted by Ann Mahoney
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Who's Your One?

My father, Claude Philips, was the inspiration for my lifelong journey to help those that I can whenever possible with a loving heart and no expectation of repayment.

Submitted by Ellen
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Who's Your One?

My daughter Marlie Ann! She has the most naturally kind spirit about her. Since she was a baby her smile made people happy. From the time she could talk, she always complimented people for simple things such as jewelry or their name. She stands up for those who don't know how to or aren't in the room and always sees...

Submitted by Elizabeth Doran
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Who's Your One?

My daughter Marlie Ann! She has the most naturally kind spirit about her. Since she was a baby her smile made people happy. From the time she could talk, she always complimented people for simple things such as jewelry or their name. She stands up for those who don't know how to or aren't in the room and always sees...

Submitted by Elizabeth Doran
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Who's Your One?

My "One" is L M Montgomery. I read it when I was 8 years old and I was inspired to be "good": to stop automatically lying to my mum (that was surprisingly hard to stop as the lies kept popping out my mouth without my even thinking about it!), to try to be kind to others and I was inspired...

Submitted by Fiona
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Doctors of Kindness

Both of my children receive regular care from University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. It is about 7 hours away from us in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have been patients of Dr. Steve Kasten and the craniofacial team since birth due to cleft lip and palate. This year, my son's fifth grade class read the book Wonder, which is...

Submitted by Gail Brazeau
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Accepting Hunter

Hi! I would like to tell you about my ‘one’, Jaymie Lute. I have known Jaymie for almost 11 years. She is the most thoughtful, kind, and generous person I have ever met, and simply radiates positivity. She is always doing for others, never asking for anything in return. My son, Hunter, is Autistic. There are many times that I feel...

Submitted by Mistee Hurley
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Who's Your One?

Here is the link to an article that I wrote about 'the ones ': https://m.facebook.com/CambodiansNOW/photos/a.177039816016149.1073741827.124025737984224/487526774967450/?type=3&source=54&ref=page_internal

Submitted by Julie Daniels
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Who's Your One?

My ONE is such an amazing man! He is kind and patient. He is loyal and compassionate. It's hard to express how wonderful Steve is and how grateful I am to have met him. He's supported me in so many ways for over 15 years and he encourages me to follow my dreams. I am a better teacher and human...

Submitted by Jeff Raposa
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Who's Your One?

My dad

Submitted by Gloria
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Climbing with Kindness

Fran did something for both Jess and me that I will never forget. In 2008, we climbed Kilimanjaro as part of a charity challenge. Jess and I had low spirits on summit night as we hadn't spoken to our families for almost 10 days. The night was a big one on our journey; it's not a walk in the park...

Submitted by Juli Dosad
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Changing for Marcus

When I first met Marcus, a street man I saw everyday going to work, I did not make eye contact nor give him money. Slowly, I felt a change in my heart and started talking to him, learning about why he was there. The story was not what I expected. Because of Marcus, I started looking up instead of down when...

Submitted by Susan Burt
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Who's Your One?

I was at the gym on a treadmill that looks out onto the street and there was a woman's car on the side of the road with a flat. After running 1 mile nobody bothered to check on her (Monica) so I got off my treadmill and asked if I could help. She told me she had a tow truck...

Submitted by Patrick B
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