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I Perform Random Acts Of Kindness

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    Free Meals I gave free meals to nine homeless

    people today. People have been bugging me for a celebration following a new chapter in my life. As far as I'm concerned, I already did. I have no plans on telling though.
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I always leave a dollar

    either taped onto the vending machine in the student lounge at school, or leave money inside the fellow students' lunch accounts. I also leave a small note on the vending machine, and they still don't know it's me(:
    HirariHuur HirariHuur 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Free Cookies To A Kid

    This is probably kinda dumb but yesterday, I was getting cookies from a vending machine. The thing malfunctioned and gave me two instead. When I turned around, I saw a little boy standing behind me (I think he was like 5 or 6 years old) and he wanted cookies too. So, I gave him...
    texancowgirl texancowgirl 18-21, F 7 Responses May 25, 2012

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    I am a college student at DePaul University in

    Chicago, IL. We are on winter break right now, however I work as a student receptionist even during our break. Today, while eating my lunch in the 'food court', in the loop, in walks a middle aged black man (man #1). (Mind you, seeing homeless people is quite common here) By his...
    genieinthebottle7 genieinthebottle7 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Today!

    I was having my meal today! I saw a set of ant searching for food. guess what, i gave them some food :D
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 9, 2013

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    All The Time

    I will open and hold doors open for people. even wait a few minutes to make sure they r ok. on the bus I will give up my seat to others, and i have had leg surgery . If i noticed people r about to fall I will grab them so they don't, even u ever rid a bus u know how the...
    bulldog1972 bulldog1972 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    I make an effort everyday to be kind to others

    because i know they will pass it on. It doesn't have to be something big or showy. A little kindness such as saying Hi! or a smile will definitely brighten up someone else's day. And by doing that they will do the same to others. I like how this video sums up how a little...
    Segmeister Segmeister 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Lined up at the queue,

    waiting for my turn to pay. At the neighbouring cashpoint, I notice a group moving together in unison: a thin woman of about 30, two young children clinging to her dress and a young girl of about 16. They were speaking a language I couldn't identify. I observed them as the young...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 9 Responses May 23

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    There is this old man,

    who is sweeping the pavement every morning. And I pass there a lot when I have to take the bus. And even thou I do not now him, he says always hi, have a nice day! or may the best be with you, or happy new year, may all your wishes come true... I think it is awsome! I always try...
    lucyloe lucyloe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Nameless Strangers and Timeless Lessons.

    .. An old man used to go for a long walk, passing by our house. This happened many years back, when I was a teenager. We stayed at a place where it was very windy, we had a dooryard and we enjoyed chatting in the evenings. It so happened, my grandfather bumped into the same old...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 11

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    A few weeks ago I gave this guy

    that I work with $20 for no reason. I work in the Deli and he works in the kitchen. He gets over half of his paycheck taken every week to pay child support for 2 kids he can't even see , and that's with 19 hours of overtime per week. So I walked in the kitchen, handed him the...
    Nicki617 Nicki617 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    I held the door open

    for a guy with a broken foot on crutches & even let him go ahead of me in line for ordering food.
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M Jul 13

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    I Took The Cash And Ran

    This morning, on my way to have a manicure/pedicure done, I stopped at the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) to take out some cash. There was a short queue ahead of me. When the man infront of me finished making his transaction, I stepped forward and inserted my card into the...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 31 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    it makes me think there is still hope

    for humanity. that we are not as cold and stingy as we have set ourselves out to be.
    lilnymph lilnymph 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    Every Act Of Kindness Counts!

    There are probably many people out there who share the regret of not having enough time - or not putting enough time in to volunteerism. There are also those who never even stop to think about it - who don't hold a door for the person behind them - or help an elderly person load...
    SensitiveNavel SensitiveNavel 46-50, F 46 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Whenever

    I don't really see these things as being all that kind, because to me, it's just the way things should be. I hold the door open for people. I help people who have too many things in their hands. I will take the cart from someone who just unloaded it into their car, if I'm on...
    shineon09 shineon09 36-40, F 17 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Everyone Struggles Sometimes

    I have helped others even when I have very little myself.What goes around comes around and when Karma comes back around I want it to be friendly!!!
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    On my way to work I noticed a homeless man

    huddled up by the train station. Around eight hours later I was making my way back home, and he was still there in the same place, just staring at the floor. It made me so sad I quickly bought a bag of crisps and some bottled water from the vending machine inside. I had a bit of...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 4 Responses May 7

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    The other day, I overheard a conversation about

    the small kiosk at the corner having to shut down. So as I was heading to work this morning, I stopped to speak to the tenant, who had often helped me out by letting me leave my keys there to be picked up in the afternoon. He told me that his business had been going bad for a...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 3

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    One Simple Act Of Kindness

    One Random Act of Kindness. It was my rather typical day at work. I was an evening server at a pizza place, nothing exciting. We had a problem with a homeless man loitering in our store. We were told to kick the man out if he had tried to do so again. I had never seen...
    TranscendentOne TranscendentOne 18-21, M 14 Responses May 31, 2012

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    In the past ten days,

    I've performed many random acts of lovingkindness, as my heart lead me. Some were returned to me almost instantly...and brought me lovely "happiness" waves. So, ... a stranger standing in the queue who had been watching me turned to me and said I have a special aura, and someone...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Subways

    I once gave an old women a flower on the subway while on a school trip. Before she was quite but after that we had a very nice conversation until I got to my stop 
    subject2811 subject2811 22-25, M 12 Responses May 4, 2010

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    A dear sweet, young girl I met at a local

    social meeting, won my affection! She reminded me of myself, but almost twenty years younger. The more I got to know her the more I listened to the trials going on in her life. One day as I was grocery shopping, I heard a little voice in my head that reminded me of this sweet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 9

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    A Stranger's Gift....

    It wa just last week when I finally decided to act on my plans. While I've always been someone that just loves doing something nice for another because it feels so good, this one night I decided to do something that a little different. I pulled up at the petrol station, filled up...
    Gelyssa Gelyssa 26-30, F 26 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    A Challenge

    I challenge people to try the following things for a week and see if you don't feel great! 1) Compliment at least one person a day. 2) Say something nice to at least one stranger per day. 3) Whenever someone asks how you feel, answer with fantastic...no matter what you really...
    nhanson nhanson 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    So played one of those claw machines today won

    a child's movie character. Had tbis little girl maybe 2 smiling so I gave it to her :) made my day better! And it made her happy always fun making kids smile
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 3 Responses May 20

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    I try to perform at least one act a day

    whether it is complimenting someone who really looks like they could use one or leaving a gift card for someone to find in the stacks at the library. Mostly I try to do it anonymously since being thanked embarrasses me.
    VeritasAeterna VeritasAeterna 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    One day, my favorite burrito joint at

    that time was short staffed during crucial lunch hour traffic. I jumped behind and manned the cash register till the traffic subsided an hour later. I had never worked at a cash register before that.
    flipmoto flipmoto 31-35, M 3 Responses May 24

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    I love helping random people out every

    once in a while, it makes my day when whatever i did made them happy 😊
    Gblue5 Gblue5 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Is it kind to high five strangers?

    I do it all the time. I look around for people who look like they could use a high five and... *SLAM* Give them a high five they surely won't forget! They usually like it but this one time a girl got really offended and told me never to high five her like that again. I think...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    If we all do one random act of kindness daily,

    we just might be in the right direction
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Not just in real life

    but on EP I love to give advice, chat with people, and just generally help out people in need.
    Wolffang7 Wolffang7 22-25, T 1 Response Jun 14

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    I Just Couldn't Walk By

    I was still in a very fragile state of depression when this happened, but it still makes me sad to think about it. I had just driven my youngest son to his hockey game and since we had to be there an hour before  his game started, I decided that I had enough time to go...
    jojewel jojewel 56-60, F 42 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    My husband and I were at a red light in traffic

    and I noticed this homeless man. It was very windy out and getting darker. With hardly a penny to my name, I didn't have anything to give him. So I made my husband park the car, so I could run to the trunk and get the warmest blanket I own. I ran it to the man and he looked me...
    sadlyunspoken sadlyunspoken 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    The first (and hopefully,

    only!) bar fight I ever got into came about after seeing a guy being verbally abusive to his girlfriend, I asked him to watch his mouth because I was finding his language offensive and he responded by shoving me, so I did the only thing I could; I told the lady "sorry about this...
    Benji91 Benji91 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 3

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    Whenever I perform a random act of kindness,

    I get very emotional and almost begin to cry! It's embarrassing! Does anyone else have this reaction? Or am I just weird? ;-)
    ellaswan ellaswan 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 2

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    I had a sweet and very simple experience today!

    I was at a pedestrian stoplight and made eye contact with a very stern, rude looking woman! It looked like she was glaring at me but I ignored that fact and instinctively smiled at her just because this is what I naturally do when I make eye contact. Anyhow after we crossed...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 5 Responses May 12

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    I always do. And I love it haha.

    I like helping people.
    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M Jun 8

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    The Coupon Lady

    At a place I worked in till a few months ago, there was a coworker I'd notice at lunch time or break times, she was always poring through magazines and newspapers, clipping out coupons. She wasn't someone who talked much to me, but I took note of it, kind of thinking "I ought to...
    rachelkeegan rachelkeegan 31-35, F 23 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Okay so was at the vanderbilt college game

    yesterday, this was a huge game to anyone knows super regionals. This little kid an his grandparents were leaving and they were fans of the opposite team. I always like making other fans happy especially kids so I have him the foul ball I had caught.. Love seeing a kids face...
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M Jun 9

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    So give me some examples of your random acts of

    kindness u amazing people out there x x
    FuzzBroadway FuzzBroadway 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    At No Cost To You

    I was taught by my Dad that it doesn't cost you a dime to be nice. I'm glad to say that I've lived by that rule. I have a soft heart when comes to children, Senior citizens and people less fortunant. Whenever I see an older person by themselves,I make it a point to ease my way...
    Waymor Waymor 46-50, M 23 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    Like a party trick, only good

    for you and so simple ... Just Say ..ahhh!
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Kindness is never wasted,

    even if it does not seem appreciated at the time,it is never forgotten.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    Tips At Pizza Hut

    Well the other day I was with my brother at Pizza Hut and we had a pretty good waiter . She was nice and very attentive to our drinks. My total came out to about 12 dollars since my brother and I only at one pizza. She kindly took my credit card and kind of have a frown because...
    josearodzjr josearodzjr 18-21, M 19 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    So this is prob the only thing

    that made me Smile today.. Was at the pier and they had this basketball game.. 2 shots for $5 make one you get a ball.. This dad tried $10-15 worth couldn't make it I had already made it so I gave my ball to the little boy
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I recently offered help to a relative in

    college. He needed to write up a market strategy, so I took over, and wrote it for him. After turning in the assignment, he received a high score, and high praise from his professor. Ahh, success.
    Shamrocksalono Shamrocksalono 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Cure For Depression...

    I act on every kind thought that enters my head. I figure it came for a reason. If you are blue, find someone who's worse off than you , And make their day. I'm happy when I take the importance away from myself. Life is a circle game ( thank you Joni Mitchell ) When I die, I...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 8 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    I like to do it secretly.

    There's a certain satisfaction that comes from knowing I did it not for glory or for attention but for the greater good. The world has enough wickedness in it already. Given the chance, I try to push in the opposite direction. It makes me feel good. Perhaps that's what it...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    I told a stranger his zipper was down.

    I told a stranger her slip was showing. I told a stranger she had toilet paper sticking out. I told someone his shirt was on inside out. I told someone I thought she got her period. I told someone she had something in her teeth. And more things than that have been told by me...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Getting one cent change

    and saying "keep the change"...❤️ Haha joke but fair play to all the people posting hear :)
    marmariie marmariie 18-21, F May 27

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    Reality There is this one incident

    that is a big blow to my capacity to judge people's character and my faith in them. Two women stand in front of a mall. One approached me and asked for a bus fare. They said they missed their ride home and have no money. Their destination is hours away. I helped and gave money...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 4 Responses May 30

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