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Random Acts of Kindness

Kindness Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Imagine being a child in foster care, shuffled from home to home with your belongings in a trash bag. Or an elderly woman living alone with little to eat and no family to help you. This week at The Pollination Project our grantees have found ways to bring small kindnesses into the lives of others.

Are You In? Kindness Is Free...

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

If we all practiced one act of kindness per day, imagine how much more magnificent the world could be. Each day, if we all did at least one thing for one another out of genuine goodness, I truly believe we could counterbalance some of the negativity that occurs in this world.

Teen's Kind Act Is 'A Little Touch Of Heaven' To The Elderly Woman He Helped

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News

A teen fast food worker has received praise from people across the Internet for his moving show of compassion.  Kailen Young, 17, who works ...

Policeman Buys Diapers, Shoes For Mom Of 6 Who Was Caught Shoplifting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News

When a mother in need expected to get in trouble with the law, she was met with a moving show of generosity, instead.  Sarah Robinson, a mo...

Intersectional Activism: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

It is easy to get caught up in organizing and activism around a single issue or cause. This week, we proudly supported grantees who are working at the intersection of multiple issues, addressing the complexity and interconnectedness of the world we live in through their activism.

Kids and Kindness - How You Can Get Your Child Involved This Summer!

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Those who know me best, know how much I long to be a Mom. While the process to become a mother, has so far been a long and challenging one for me (which I will share some other time), it is always in my heart.

The Behavior Grownups Should Model Every Day

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

When in doubt, choose kindness. It's what we try to teach our children, right? But it shouldn't end with teaching our kids, it should be part of the behavior we grownups model every day.

Teens and Digital Wisdom: Give Them a Round of Applause

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We often hear negative news about teens and how they use digital media. But research shows that teens can actually show adults a few things about being cyber-savvy.

30 Things I've Learned About Life and Kindness In My 30s

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

The first person you need to be kind to is yourself. It's been said you can't give away something you don't have. It's near impossible to be genuinely kind to others if you do not treat yourself well.

Dad And Daughter Celebrate Their Birthdays With 39 Random Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents

British dad Lee Beck and his daughter Amélie celebrated their May birthdays in a very special way this year. They decided to do 39 acts of kindness -...

If You Just Smile

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend several days in NYC, and I noticed a growing epidemic of loss of smiles on nearly everyone in the city. Person after person that I passed barely made eye contact, let alone smiled at those that they drifted by.

Random Act of Self-Love

Angie Sarhan | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

Continue to give random acts of kindness for others throughout your days. But while you are doing that, don't forget to give a random act of self-love to yourself. Except, try not to make it random. Try to make acts of self-love a habit.

Homeless Man Returns Lost Purse To Single Mom Who Has Cancer

AP | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A man living on the streets in central Pennsylvania has returned a lost purse containing nearly $400 to its owner — a si...

Thoughtful Brothers Mow Lawn For Elderly Neighbor Who Could Go To Jail For Long Grass

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News

Sometimes, the grass really is greener on the other side. Four young brothers in Central Texas recently mowed the lawn of an elderly woman who had ...

Finding Joy Through Random Acts of Kindness

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

In this lifetime, I spent a long time looking for joy. I found that for me, choosing a good attitude and trying to affect positivity for those that I'm able to interact with is where I have joy. This is the joy that's available for's love for other people.

3-Year-Old Writes Letter To His Pooch In 'Doggie Heaven,' Receives Pawsitively Sweet Response

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News

A toddler received some comforting words from an unlikely source following the death of his beloved pet. After his beagle, Moe, died in April, 3-y...

Waitress' Gesture Of Kindness Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News

It was a simple gesture: their tab was picked up by their waitress at a local restaurant. But for a grieving couple in Texas, the act of kindness was ...

WATCH: Community Completes Kindness Missions to Make Strangers Smile

HooplaHa | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News

In Syracuse, N.Y., volunteers went on a mission to put a smile on a stranger's face. American Bear Films and Guerrilla Goodness partnered together for an event called Kindness Captured: A Day of Bravery and Kindness.

The Rock Makes Toddler Believe She's The Strongest Little Lady Ever, And It Will Make You Melt

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.12.2015 | Good News

Here's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, making us swoon -- as per usual. This past Wednesday, the wrestler-turned-actor shared a short clip on Instagram...

How to Fall in Love With Yourself

Dajon Smiles | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dajon Smiles

I realized I need to be OK with being just me! I want to fall in love with me. I want to find the gift and love in each day and even each moment. This is the day that I decided to start dating myself and add in some other fun practices as well. 

Why I Breastfed A Stranger's Baby

Emma Saloranta | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Emma Saloranta

I didn't have formula, and I told her that. But I had something else. And so I offered the only thing I could, the only thing I had: My own milk.

The True Wealth Experiment: What Happened When We Gave 24 People $100 Each to Create Wealth

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
Ari Nessel

Three weeks ago, we gave away $2400 in $100 increments to people who showed up on a conference call about the meaning of "true wealth." And so began a week-long experiment in creating wealth in the world.

Woman Celebrates 21st Birthday By Performing 21 Kind Acts For Strangers

The Associated Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Good News

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman celebrated her 21st birthday by performing 21 acts of kindness to people she had never met across the city o...

Photo Of Teen Supermarket Worker Walking 95-Year-Old Customer Home Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News

A teen is being hailed a hero for his simple yet compassionate act. Christian Trouesdale, an 18-year-old supermarket employee in Horwich, U.K., we...

Can Money Create True Wealth?

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Imagine someone handed you $100 out of the blue, but with one condition, that you use it to create goodness in the world with it. Would you take the money? Yesterday morning, that's exactly what we did.