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Random Act of Kindness

9 Reasons Why Doing Random Acts of Kindness Can Heal a Lonely Heart

Gina Ryder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News
Gina Ryder

Personal satisfaction and serving others does go hand-in-hand. The general hopelessness about relationships and life I previously felt was like a sickness in my soul. Doing random acts of kindness is a giddy remedy I would recommend to anyone for these reasons.

Begging for Change from a Smartphone - by Simona Asinovski

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.16.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Have you ever asked a stranger for something as basic as food or shelter? I have. It's the most humiliating and humbling experience you can ever have.

Teen's Balloon Letter To Late Father Gets Beautiful Reply From Strangers 400 Miles Away

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.15.2015 | Good News

This teen asked for a sign from her late father. And that's exactly what she got from a group of compassionate strangers. Ashlynn Marracino's fathe...

Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.21.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

How One Couple's Honeymoon Turned Into A Quest To Spread Kindness To All 50 States

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When bride-to-be Ismini Svensson’s father died of a heart attack, she and her fiancé decided to forgo their wedding plans to honor his memory. S...

The Nicest Thing I Have Ever Witnessed Someone Do for a Stranger

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.11.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

With the prediction of serious winter storms in Dallas, I headed to Walmart (with apparently every other person in town) to stock up on a few essentials before the storm hit.

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

40 Simple Ways to Practice Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Smiles are irresistible. Don't hesitate to smile warmly at friends, family, colleagues and even... strangers. Write hand-written thank-you notes. The notes don't need to be an essay and people love to receive them. It's the personal touch.

This Engagement Photo Was A Complete (But Happy!) Accident

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.08.2014 | Weddings

While snapping photos at the Ulster County Fair in New York, a woman happened to capture the most romantic moment of any couple's life: their marriage...

This Bus Interaction Between Strangers Is How We Should Be Treating Each Other

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

Surjit Singh Virk has been driving buses for sixteen years and has seen it all. But what he witnessed on Saturday on the No. 341 route touched his sou...

This Woman Is Spreading Love Through Boston, One Act of Kindness At A Time

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact

For as long as she can remember, Cathy O'Grady has enjoyed bringing a smile to the faces of total strangers. She would treat people in line next to he...

Stop Performing Random Acts of Kindness!

Jill Koyama, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Jill Koyama, Ph.D.

If we want acts of kindness to be "the gifts that keep on giving," let's each aim for concerted, not random, acts.

WATCH: This Is What Happens When You Leave A Hotel Cleaner A $500 Tip

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Good News

Instead of encountering a mound of dirty towels and sheets, a cleaner was met with a stack of cash when she walked into a hotel room. Kyle and Josh...

Nurse's Small Act Of Kindness Was The Best Medicine For Her Elderly Patient

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

The smallest acts of kindness can be the best medicine. That's what Lori Mesko, a registered nurse at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich.,...

This Amazing Commercial From Thailand Will Make You Cry

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

Have a box of tissues ready before watching this incredible advertisement from Thai communication provider TrueMove H. The three-minute segment warmed...

Change Random to Perpetual

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

To that man in the grey truck, you proved to me that the spirit of "random acts of kindness" was still alive and well, and I want you to know that simple cup of coffee instantly unraveled that ball of stress I had already wound myself up into that morning.

LOOK: All They Wanted In Return Was To Pay It Forward

Posted 09.05.2013 | Good News

We love it when strangers have each other's backs. Redditor Kidderboots overslept on Wednesday, but a good Samaritan helped him out. When a parkin...

LOOK: Homeless Man's Act Of Kindness Is So, So Sweet

Posted 08.25.2013 | Good News

This story only has a few details, but it's definitely tugging on our heartstrings. "This homeless man found a bunch of my wife's stolen property s...

WATCH: Gerard Piqué Makes Little Boy Cry... In A Good Way

Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

What may have only been a dirty training shirt for Barcelona soccer player Gerard Piqué meant much more for one lucky little fan. Following an in...

Wendy Robbins: Mission Possible

Wendy Robbins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Women
Wendy Robbins

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do something that will change your life in 72 hours. It will include questioning the status quo.

How Random Acts Of Kindness Can Benefit Your Health

Priya Advani | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Priya Advani

Be kind and do kind acts for others. You can benefit your heart, reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and simply be a happier human being. Who wouldn't want that?

WATCH: What Some 'Favorite Things' Winners Are Doing Today

OWN | Posted 04.16.2013 | OWN

In 2010, Oprah stunned her unsuspecting "Oprah Winfrey Show" audience when she announced they were at a taping of "Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things." ...

LOOK: Pay It Forward Valentine's Big Gift To Struggling Students

Posted 03.01.2013 | Good News

Two college students at an upscale restaurant on Valentine's Day received an additional reason to celebrate: a random couple bought their dinner. O...

You Don't Need a Lover to Celebrate Valentine's Day This Year

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many of us women will begin to feel lonely just anticipating the holiday that celebrates all our wildest fantasies of knockout romance, great sex and never-ending, off-the-charts love. But this year, I have a better idea.

LOOK: This Random Act Will Warm Your Heart

Posted 01.31.2013 | Good News

Let your faith in humanity be restored yet again! In a random act of kindness, a Texas A&M parent named Nancy returned a lost paycheck to its inten...