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.

Tell Us Your Kindness Story
4
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...

Read Story
0
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...

Read Story
0
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...

Read Story
14
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...

Read Story
10
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...

Read Story
14
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...

Read Story
10
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...

Read Story
8
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...

Read Story
6
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!?...

Read Story
8
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...

Read Story
7
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...

Read Story
5
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...

Read Story
6
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...

Read Story
13
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...

Read Story
0
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...

Read Story
6
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...

Read Story
9
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...

Read Story
0
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...

Read Story
1
Cedric's Mission

Everyday I like to go for a surf before work at my local surf spot, Bondi Beach in Sydney. The area is always busy with people exercising, walking, surfing, and swimming. The other day as I was stretching, I noticed an old chap walking along, plastic bag in hand, slowly walking towards me as he stopped every few metres to...

Read Story
14
Boomcast's Ripples

A year ago it dawned on me that social media platforms had taken a bad turn. Everywhere I looked, it was all just pictures of people’s lunch, meaningless selfies, and depressing news. I realized that I was wasting so much time scrolling down countless feeds viewing content that served no purpose. It was unbearable! It wasn’t until I came across...

Read Story