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I Believe In Random Acts of Kindness

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    The other day, I saw a kid (maybe 17 years old)

    walking in Niagara Falls in 5 degree weather with just a short sleeved tee shirt on, no coat. Shivering. Cars were passing by him without hesitation, and I passed by as well since I was in a rush to babysit my nephew. After 5 seconds, I did a u turn and pulled over to ask if he...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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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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    Everyone in this group rocks

    and I just want to remind you that even when the acts are small they are something and even if you go unrecognized or get criticized you should keep doing them because they are changing people. It mightn't be a big change but it's something. Keep pushing the world to be a better...
    Canadianwithirish Canadianwithirish 18-21, F Dec 6, 2014

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    Weeks ago I was at Walmart.

    A woman with her two kids waited to be checked out. She had an ebt card. We spent 20 minutes waiting for the cashier to help her with the magnetic stripe crashing of failure. Her kids are eating bananas like they're starved. Guy in front of me starts to be an a$$. He leaves, I...
    trickser trickser 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    small things that one can do to make somone

    else's day. it makes the giver's day too. it is also contagious. how is it bad to ahow a human that humans care. I saw a woman trting to decide whether to get babyfood for the baby or regular food for her kids. I bought a $100 gift card and asked the cashier, a friend of mine...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I pulled into a local grocery store there was

    an older lady limping into the the store. I looked her up and down and noticed her slipper was half way off her swelled purple in color foot, people just bustled by her, some staring some not. She started to turn around. I got out of the car asked her if she needed help. I asked...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    Even simple things like letting the woman with

    5 items go ahead of my full basket instead of making her wait. I hope it's contagious. We can all use more kindness.
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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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, 2014

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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 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    There was this guy in my school,

    really cool but I personally do not know him. Last night he spent most of his personal time making 130 cookies. Cookies that he chose to give out to everyone, for absolutely no reason at all except for the kindness of his heart. Why am I having such a hard time coping with this...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    mickeymic mickeymic 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I can't remember if this was at the end of last

    school year, over the summer, or the beginning of this school year, but my bff was spent the weekend with me. We was walking to the dollar store, to buy something for someone, I can't remember why. As we was walking and singing Christian songs and shouting for the Lord, this...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F Dec 16, 2014

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