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The Kindness Bus

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 07.15.2016 | Good News
Robert F. Walsh

Photo by Robert F. Walsh Maya Angelou once asked us to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud, but that's harder than it looks. We're all taught the ...

The Woman in the Parking Lot

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Good News
Linda DeMers Hummel

The person who may have been there the longest is the woman who walks you to your car and helps you load your groceries. I think of her title as The Woman in the Parking Lot. I'm guessing she's now in her forties. I'm also guessing that she makes minimum wage plus tips.

Selfless Schoolboys Spot A Retiree Struggling With Yardwork, Finish It For Him

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.20.2016 | Good News

A group of schoolboys in southeast Australia are being hailed as heroes for their collective act of kindness toward an 81-year-old man. The young stud...

Cops Pay For Hotel Room For Homeless Woman Found Sleeping In Shed

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.14.2016 | Good News

An officer and gentleman, indeed. A photo of an police officer paying for a hotel room for a homeless woman he found sleeping in a shed has gone viral...

A Crash of #FlawlessLove!

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Friday morning, after I dropped my son off at school, I had a phone meeting with one of my favorite colleagues, mental health advocate Gina Nikkel of ...

Cupid Cop Gave Out Roses, Cards On Valentine’s Day Instead Of Tickets

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.16.2016 | Good News

ICYMI: A Manitoba woman is surprised to have a rose — not a ticket — after she was pulled over by police on Sunday for a burnt-out light on her ca...

Woman Pays Lottery Win Forward To Homeless Man

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.17.2016 | Good News

Her $200 lottery scratch ticket win had barely registered when Sofia Andrade gave it all away to get a homeless man out of the freezing cold. She paid...

Single and Looking for Love? Try This.

Eric Fluckey | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric Fluckey

So start looking for love in all the right places. Instead of heading out to bars or clubs, find something you believe in and volunteer your time. When you're on your quest for love, it doesn't hurt to do a few good deeds along the way.

How A Priest Saved Our Honeymoon

Alexii Lardis | Posted 02.08.2016 | Travel
Alexii Lardis

In addition to praying for this good Samaritan, Alex and I will be making a donation to the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra (I have a huge feeling that Father James is from there although I can't be certain) in his name.

An Amazing Thing Happened When Durant Visited 'School For Homeless Children'

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.09.2015 | Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant is used to all kinds of ovations at home and on the road, in front of crowds both adoring and hostile...

WATCH: What Can A Mouse Teach You About Being Kind?

HooplaHa | Posted 11.05.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

What do a mouse and kindness have in common? This mother and daughter duo! Natalie, a mother from Boulder, CO., adds kindness to the world by writing...

Musings From a Late Summer Night's Table-Jacking

Kelly Phillips | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kelly Phillips

Be more aware. When you see the opportunity to make someone else smile, or ease a little bit of their burden, take it. Maybe you can't change the world by opening a door or offering a smile. You certainly can make the world a better place for that moment, for that person. Why not do it?

The Pattern of the Universe

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Halamandaris

A hundred years ago, a Scottish farmer heard a cry from a swamp near his farm. When he ran to see what was happening, he found a boy stuck to his wais...

Monday Matters: A Walk Home To Remember, An Unbreakable Friendship And Adorable Bulldogs

Posted 08.17.2015 | Good News

While some days of the week get awarded a “fun” title (cough, cough, Sunday Funday), Monday seems to get the short end of the stick (cough, cough,...

Monday Matters: An Adorable New Friendship, Inspiring Marathoner And A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News

They don’t call it a “case of the Mondays” for nothing. The first day of the week typically calls for multiple hits of the snooze button, extra ...

Monday Matters: The Cutest Corgis, Surprise Twins And Best Pizza Party Of The Last Week

Posted 04.17.2015 | Good News

There’s a reason we say TGIF and not TGIM. Okay, several reasons (the weekend is five days away, we have unread emails piled up, we couldn’t sleep...

Monday Matters: The Best Feel-Good Stories, Videos And Campaigns That Blew Up Last Week

Posted 04.13.2015 | Good News

Mondays aren’t always our favorite day of the week. In fact, they’re usually met with sighs, grunts and the not-so-subtle moans of “Not again....

Everything You Do Counts

Saul Segan | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Saul Segan

In a life that may have more than its share of confusion and unmanageability, and a world that matches this description, there is sometimes the tende...

International Good Deeds Day 2015

Shari Arison | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Shari Arison

I was honored to meet Pope Francis, just as I am honored to be welcomed in all communities and religions around the world who have taken part in Good Deeds Day, as a symbol of how our world can look all year round.

Giving Back -- On My Way Home

One For The Table | Posted 02.26.2015 | New York
One For The Table

Once we got to the closest station, the kind woman helped me get her off the bus and said she knew where to take her and that she would get her home. I thanked her and they headed off in the night as Olivera yelled back to me "I'll see you next week."

Hanukkah: 8 People Who Give Me Hope

Julie Gray | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Julie Gray

It is not a failure to be less than you want to be or imagine yourself as. It's human. Until the Singularity arrives, I am afraid we are stuck with ourselves. This is who we are.

The Lion of Judea: A Good Deed Story

Honey Good | Posted 02.07.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

I was wearing my pin on my Levi's pocket. As the hike ended, I glanced down at my pocket and noticed my pin was gone! There was no way I could retrace my thousands of steps. So, with a heavy heart, I proceeded down the rest of the hike with my husband, Shelly.

Hartford Man Offers Haircuts In Exchange For Hugs

Nadine Cheung | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Paramedic Finds Family's Parking Ticket In Ambulance, Pays It To Help Ease Their Grief

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Good News

If you found someone else's parking ticket, would you pay it? Marc Primrose did. After he transported Rosemary Morgan's mom in his ambulance last m...

Stylist Who Spends Every Sunday Cutting Hair For Homeless: 'Every Human Life Is Worth The Same'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes,...