“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” -Emanuel Swedenborg
#1. A Subway restaurant offers free meals to those in need.
#2. A generous book store in Virginia that trusts their customers and gives books to people who can’t afford them.
#3. These Christians showed up to a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church. The love they are showing is making a difference.
#4. An elderly woman gave a generous tip to a waiter along with this sweet note.
#5. “I am a college student and finding quarters for doing laundry is always a pain. So every time I wash a load I leave some quarters in the washer so the next guy who comes along gets a free load. I know it’s a really really small thing (only 75 cents) but maybe someone’s day is made a little better because of the convenience.” – blackcoffee_91
#6. A total stranger, Darin Grunberg, read Kevin Campbell’s story from a social media page about needing a kidney. He was so touched by Kevin’s story, he decided to donate his kidney and flew to a Vancouver hospital for the procedure and saved Kevin’s life.
#7. A man carried a basket kittens across a dangerous flood to save them from drowning.
#8. A firefighter gave oxygen to a baby kitten that was saved from a blazing fire.
#9. A military general in Brazil asked protestors “Please don’t fight today. Not on my birthday.” In response, the protestors got the general a cake and a warm hug.
#10. A generous man in Rio De Janeiro gave his sandals to a homeless girl.
#11. A man and his wife were given this note.
#12. A man jumped into the water to rescue a stranger’s dog.
#13. One day a man went to a car wash and decided to pay for someone else’s car wash. Two weeks later, he went for another car wash, only to learn the extra money was still being paid forward.
#14. These children saved a helpless puppy from a flood drain.
#15. “I work at a small toy store, and Christmas is a crazy crazy time. One little girl, probably 5 years old, and her exceptionally sweet mom, were looking around. The little girl was making a wish list of toys in the store. The mom said, “I know you think a lot of things in here are cool, but just remember, you’ll only get one thing on the list. I don’t have the money to get it all.” The little girl was totally understanding and said something like “I don’t really need any of them mommy.” The mom looked completely heartbroken, and also so grateful for a daughter who wasn’t throwing a tantrum like EVERY OTHER kid in the store. This ADORABLE, ancient man who was in the store asked me to get the mom’s name and phone number and tell her we were having a raffle, so I did. He then paid for every single item on the little girl’s list, along with a teddy bear he picked out. We called the mother the next day to let her know, and she was completely overwhelmed. She came in to pick up the gifts, was so excited and relieved, and left us a note written by her daughter to give the man if he came back in.”-jasminesk
#16. A woman who was battling ovarian cancer was given $1,000 by a total stranger along with this note.
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