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I Believe In Random Acts of Kindness

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    We sponsor Eddie and three other children

    through a wonderful nonprofit organization called Children International. We are committed to help lift these children out of the poverty cycle and give them a real chance at defining their own futures. Our first step is creating a safe, nurturing environment in which these...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F Apr 17

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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 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    mickeymic mickeymic 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I've been spending the week trying to keep my

    joy in check and had something of an epiphany on my way to work. We are celebrating day two of what is to be a very rainy next few days. As I drove into work I noticed an older man walking down the road in the rain. Before I knew it I pulled into our dollar store and bought...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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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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    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...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann 41-45, F Nov 12, 2014

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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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    A random act of kindness saved my life.

    Don't think they know what they did and how much they helped but I really am glad they did it. Anyone who reads this don't be afraid, your not alone. Let someone help.
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M Mar 9

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I have a little sign sitting on my desk

    that says, "Please pose all questions in the form of a compliment"THIS...was stuck to it this morning when I came in. I have no idea who did it but they sure did make me smile. : )
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F Jun 1

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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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    If you had a boy or girl ,

    woman or man, that meant so much to you and you could find the words to tell them face to face? If you could what would you say?
    FreedomRise98 FreedomRise98 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    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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    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 use to work at a nursing home

    and when I worked with dementia and alzhemiers disease patients a lot of them wandered just crying and I wanted to do things to make Thier time here special so I brand pudding some days I took my dog and I'd sneak em lottery tickets and sing you better scratch it before you...
    Darlin1977 Darlin1977 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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 5 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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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 4 Responses Aug 21, 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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    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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    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 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I was working in Ohio remodeling a store awhile

    back. Me and my three friends were leaving work on the way back to the hotel. We had just been paid about $500 each. This old homeless man sat at the same red light everyday. He had a little sign that said Homeless Vet. I was hoping he was goanna be there and he was. I waved...
    CreateTVT CreateTVT 26-30 Jun 19

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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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    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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    So I'm cruising along a very busy road earlier

    this afternoon during the course of my work day. Lots of activity......traffic, business intersections and a bike path that runs along the right side of the road in the direction I am heading North bound. There are cars in front of and behind me and we're moving along at a...
    ShortySammie ShortySammie 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I believe in the chain of kindness.

    All your acts of kindness will come back to you sooner or later, you just have to pay attention and appreciate the little things in life... such as a surprise corndog from your friend (kid president reference, wink ;)). Have a wonderful day human being who is reading this. Oh...
    neverendingfairytale neverendingfairytale 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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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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    About two weeks ago I was picking up groceries.

    After I finished unloading the shopping cart, I was about to return it to the cart corral. All of a sudden the woman in the car next to mine took her cart and mine back to the corral. Pass it on and forward those little acts of kindness.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    When I was about 8, I went away with my mother,

    father, sister and grandmother. This vacation was very much unlike the other ones I have taken with my family because this was my grandmother's last. She was sick with cancer. Within a matter of weeks, the youthful, energized, strong woman I knew was physically weak with grey...
    Ruminateandpursue Ruminateandpursue 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Say what you mean and nean what you say.

    Don't expect others to read your mind, and don't play games with thier heads and hearts. Don't tell half-truths and expect people to trust you when the full truth comes out. Half- truths are no better than lies. And don't ignore someone you care about, because lack of concern...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 1 Response May 1

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    Instead of writing about myself this post is

    for all the people from those I have known to complete total strangers who have shown great acts of kindness that I will value for the rest of my life. for the stranger who helped me start my car in 1995, over the years directions when I was lost before GPS and even after...
    snoopymg snoopymg 36-40, F 5 Responses May 4

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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 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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    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...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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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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    I've always tried to be kind, empathetic and understanding, offering support in every way to anyone who needed it, showing love and compassion. Not only to those who were good to...
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