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I Believe In Random Acts of Kindness

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    There Are Still People Out There With Genuine Kindness

    So out to dinner with some of my family; My mom, her fiance, my sister and her baby and myself. My sister used to waitress at a small local restaurant that had little customers but wonderful regulars. When going out to dinner my sister runs into one of her regulars who adored her...
    BkrSabrina BkrSabrina 18-21, F May 30, 2012

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    And I'm counting on all of you kind ppl.

    Send check or money order to POBox 335487284972 Continent of Atlantis
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    Whenever Possible

    I look for opportunities to practice random acts of kindness.  Why anyone wouldn't, I'll never understand.
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 May 9, 2010

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    I don't get many opportunities

    because I don't go out much and I hardly have any money.. But the times I have done acts of kindness they felt very rewarding. Sometimes people (especially younger) might think they're 'creepy' for some stupid reason but adults and more mature people seem to appreciate them more...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Locks Of Love And Me

    this is an excerpt from a something I wrote about being a woman and all it entails Make up hair nails etc. But it had a meaning to me that was beyond cosmetic. So I share it with you here. Hair is another thing i never mind in anyway (ok shaving sucks), but I meant the hair on...
    2cool4school 2cool4school 36-40 4 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    Well I Try To

    bring a little joy in peoples lives because life is hard enough so i do what i can to brighten peoples days
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 5, 2011

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    Kindness

    random acts of kindness are the best because people are so surprised by them, why treat someone well on their birthday and not the other 364 days. 
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 2 Responses May 16, 2010

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    I feel like doing a random act of kindness.

    My goal is to do it atleast once a week. Any ideas? ^-^
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    You'd be amazed at the joy you can give just by

    spending five minutes of your day with someone who is lonely or struggling. The old man on your block whom you haven't seen all week. Or the single mom upstairs struggling to get five minutes peace to enjoy a cup of coffee uninterrupted.! Never underestimate the value of five...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 13

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    It Could

    Just make someones bad day into a good one.And it isnt that hard to do.
    frostbittensoul frostbittensoul 41-45, M Aug 26, 2010

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    In Line

    I was waiting in line to get a train pass when I was working in NYC.  In the front of the line, right where you buy the tickets, there was a man selling papers for a local homeless shelter.  He was explaining to each new ticket buyer that he was homeless and that this...
    apickwall apickwall 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    Appreciate

    I work at a florist shop, and I have been inspired to make arrangements and disperse them to businesses around my community, to thank them for their services. People need to hear from time to time that what they do is not unnoticed and unappreciated.
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    A woman just paid for my lunch in the

    drive-thru! (She was in the car ahead of me.). I've had a ****** few weeks and this adds a bright spot to my day!
    epblueeyedme epblueeyedme 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Columbine Massacrea

    I believe in random acts of kindness and am in the Rachel's Challenge/ Friends of Rachel Club. START A CHAIN REACTION!!!!
    SecretChamber SecretChamber 13-15, F Jun 2, 2013

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    Hospice Santa

    I do Hospice Volunteer work. I often go to visit Nursing Homes. One year I asked the Nursing Staff which of the Patients had no family or visitors.  At the time I owned a small shop where people would sometimes donate things ( sort of like a Thrift shop ) I began gathering...
    Serenjupiter Serenjupiter 51-55, F Feb 16, 2010

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    Check out Random Acts of Hazel on Facebook.

    It's a page dedicated to a great man that lived random acts of kindness in his everyday life, and recently lost his battle with cancer. His community is reaching out to the world in his memory by doing and telling about their RAKs.
    smithgirl26 smithgirl26 26-30, F Aug 11

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    Hell Yeah I Do!

    I have received several acts of kindess over the years from friends.  But I can't say I have had any random ones. HOWEVER . . . . .  I have done them.  I have paid for the person behind me in the drive through line.  I have pulled over to jump off two...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    Why is it that those

    who have so little...seem to give so much. ..
    margai margai 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    Today was Day 7 of 10 of my beach vacation.

    For the most part, you see the same people on the beach, but today was different. As we set up our "camp" (umbrellas, chairs, bogey boards, surf boards, etc...), I noticed a new family near us. I have a routine, apply sunscreen, AKA coconut oil, recline my chair and chill. It...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I think giving a movie

    or a cd to a person can make them happy. If you can't do that a smile goes a long way too.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M May 10

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    I will never forget going shopping once.

    .. The car park was one that was attached to the shopping center.. Sat out side the lifts on a freezing cold day was a young man sat on the floor reading a book, he looked cold and worn out... Well I was shopping I got him a hot sausage roll a cup of coffee and a pair of gloves...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 1 Response Aug 13

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    Today I arrived home to find a box of flowers,

    new dog leash and a lovely note, as payment for a random act of kindness I performed. It has restored my faith in mankind, to have my selfless gesture appreciated by the owner. She told me I had saved her from paying $500 in fees. Being an avid animal lover, I noticed 2 dogs...
    femmeme femmeme 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I always feel it in my heart

    that I need to do random acts of kindess. No one needs to tell you that you HAVE to go volunteer, or make a difference in someone's life. It always seems that the most amazing experiences come from random acts of kindness.
    quietfighter quietfighter 18-21, M Nov 13

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    I POSTED THIS AGAIN DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS AND

    IT'S A HEART WARMING TRUE STORY. Just In Time One night at 11:30, an older African-American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F Nov 12

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    I am absolutely in shock.

    I knew this young lady under a different username and I absolutely thought the world of her I thought she was an incredibly loving human being. Boy was I wrong she told me she needed my help and I was willing to help her but she needed to give me some information. As soon as I...
    ICRETO ICRETO 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    My Hibby Taught Me How To Be Kind

    Ray will stop and get out of his car to help push someone's car if it broke down, I've scene him take homeless people to a fast food place to give them food. On New years eve he brought home two homeless vets so they can shower get some fresh clothes and hot food in there belly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 11, 2011

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    Try

    I am the one who holds the door. I am the one who helps the ones who need a hand. I give my lunch to the hungry. I give my time who needs it. I listen to children. I don't care how much you have. I think those with out may need a hand. I give you the change your short of at the...
    ljjams ljjams 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Does anyone else like to perform random acts of

    kindness? I like to and then see how the person I did a piece of kindness for do an act of kindness for someone else, sort of like a chain reaction! Try it sometime!!
    spectacular1616 spectacular1616 18-21, F Mar 9

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    There Are Still People Out There With Genuine Kindness

    So out to dinner with some of my family; My mom, her fiance, my sister and her baby and myself. My sister used to waitress at a small local restaurant that had little customers but wonderful regulars. When going out to dinner my sister runs into one of her regulars who adored her...
    BkrSabrina BkrSabrina 18-21, F May 30, 2012

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    Random Acts of Kindness

    Usually, I spend Thanks Giving eating way more than I should and we all state the things we are thankful for, but this year I started early and tried random acts of kindness to give others things to feel thankful for. To help someone else feel they were cared for. It coudn't hurt...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Idk if this counts as random acts of kindness

    but whenever I play those claw machines rather then keep it I usually love giving little kids what I win. Or I'll go to a game room spend like 30$ an give all the tickets to a small child that maybe can't win that much.. Either way It still feels great to see that smile
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 4 Responses May 17

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    High adrenaline activities

    and alcohol high can sometimes be microscopic compared to helping a stranger who really needed it
    leonardtan leonardtan 22-25, M May 13

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    I like doing random acts of kindness with

    anyone. Like every time i go to church, i always brought foods for the homeless who's always outside the church. And i'm willing to do more in the future. 😄
    ShopaholicQueen ShopaholicQueen 22-25, F 1 Response May 17

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    Related Experiences

    I just created a group for the 60 Days of Kindness Challenge and posted this story there. I thought I would post it here too though and challenge others to do it with me! Whether...
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Random acts of kindness always makes my day, so I try to do the same
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I always try to be a Good Samaritan whenever I can. Making someone happy or helping them out gives me such a great feeling. But it's people like the one I encountered yesterday...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    You see someone is in need, struggling, down in the dumps and can't find their way out, you help them. No questions asked, no benefit to gain, nothing that helps serve a purpose to...
    crafty36 crafty36 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Took mentor to market. He says he let lady go first to pay. She had too much in her arms. She paid. When he tried to pay for his news came. She had paid 20 for his...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Was gonna chastise two ep members for not sleeping. Read the chat they had. Saw bonding banter. Was awed. Thats so rare. Kindness on ep. Kindness in chat...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This isn't about me but it's about a friend performing a random act of kindness. Read and enjoy. So one of our neighbors, Mr. James, is in his 70s and he's the nicest guy I've...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I just got home from 7/11 literally just now and while I was just leaving I saw these two homeless man sitting around there asking for some spare change and people just pass by...
    xBizzleh xBizzleh 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 27

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    I try to get out of my head sometimes and perform a random act of kindness to set the balance of the universe back on "good", without expecting anything from it.
    cherrylemonade cherrylemonade 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    A small help to the needy is a random act of kindness so one should do that.
    ron99906 ron99906 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I believe in paying it forward
    Sandalfoot Sandalfoot 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    If I come into your life, I want to leave you feeling better. I believe in being kind and thoughtful in everything I do. A compliment, holding open a door for someone, even if it's...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 14

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    I went out to eat with my friend yesterday and as I was leaving the parking lot, I saw a woman walking with two big garbage bags of clothes. It looked like she was struggling to...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I'm continually experiencing the harsher and disgusting facets from society and individuals. Though this makes me feel less of myself, It also makes me want to put more kindness...
    shadowweep shadowweep 31-35, M Nov 12

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    Everybody has their own story . Everybody has been trough something that changed them or deeply hurt them . Not one person on this planet is the only one feeling " that way " . You...
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I still remember the first cup of tea I gave to a homeless man on the bridge at the train station, I was with my sister and as I walked past empty handed I felt useless. So I went...
    dreamer0800 dreamer0800 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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