This is a very difficult chapter to include as it can be huge and difficult to determine actual stories vs. made-up ones. It has been our experience to receive numerous excellent stories that upon examination were found to be from creative writing classes and not actual fact. On this page, we are interested in only those stories that can be verified as true. If not verified, we will so state. Hopefully, you will share your stories so we all can see just how extensive KINDNESS is and that it does not need to be a big event to be a kind story. Dates, places and times along with name and e‑mail addresses will greatly help us in determining whether your story is suitable for this chapter.
E‑mail your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was shopping and when I went to leave the store, it was raining so very, very hard that the rain was bouncing back up off the cement. I had an umbrella in my purse and spent the next half hour or so walking people to their cars as they truly would have been drenched otherwise. I ended up soaked to the knees but the people that I helped were so surprised and grateful, I think that maybe in similar circumstances they may do the same.
Actually, I try and carry out one act of kindness every day if the opportunity crosses my path and figure it makes the world a better place. I'm sure you agree.
I enjoyed your website, thanks.
My husband and I live in an apartment and, like a lot of apartment dwellers, have to use the laundry room provided by the management. The usual way of handling clothing left in a washer or dryer is for the next user to take it out and leave it to one side. However, I decided to fold and dry any laundry I found left in a dryer. After several months of this, I noticed other people doing the same. I am delighted that other people are trying to make our apartment complex a little nicer place to live.
Note: This contributor chose to remain anonymous, but gave us permission to share her wonderful story. It is a perfect example of the "ripple effect" of kindness, and we appreciate her sharing with us!
Dear Kindness Inc.,
I was in the drive thru at Starbucks about 7:15 a.m. this morning before going in to work. When I got to the window to get my beverage and pay, the young lady at the window said, "Merry Christmas! The women in the car in front of you paid for your beverage and wanted you to have a Happy Holiday."
What an awesome random act of kindness. It has set the tone and mood for me all day. I can hardly wait to get a chance to do something to pay it back. I have shared this with everyone that will listen.
Have a great
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