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Random Acts of Kindness

Pray It Forward

Melanie Young | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am counting my blessings this season and especially during my week-long visit to my hometown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've found that southerners ha...

Police Officers Pull Over Drivers In Need, Hand Out $100,000 From 'Secret Santa'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

In Kansas City, flashing red and blue lights had drivers seeing green earlier this month, after an anonymous wealthy benefactor enlisted sheriff's dep...

Walmart Cashier Pays For Man's Groceries With Her Own Money

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

This cashier went out of her way to give a customer the extra boost he needed. Jenny Karpen of Rotterdam, New York, a new employee at Walmart, was...

Beautiful Acts Of Kindness To Share On The Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living

It's been two years since the heartbreaking events at Sandy Hook Elementary and on Dec. 14, we'll stand together to remember the lives lost. In honor ...

'Layaway Angel' Secretly Pays Off 150 Accounts At Toy Store

Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact

BELLINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Shoppers at an eastern Massachusetts toy store are getting an early Christmas present: All their layaway bills totaling $20,...

Dear Arby's Drive-Thru Angel

Sybil Brun | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Sybil Brun

You clearly choose to live life as a testimony from behind that drive-thru window. So I had to write you this letter because you made a profound difference in our day and taught an unforgettable lesson for our lives and I just wanted you to know.

WATCH: Cop Carries Woman With MS Down Stairs During Power Outage

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.11.2014 | Good News

This selfless cop put a woman's safety first by stepping up when she was in need. Detroit experienced a power outage affecting several buildings an...

7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.

This Smile Is Brought To You By 42,000 Birthday Cards

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Good News

A French man with Down syndrome has received more than 40,000 birthday cards from strangers all over the globe after his dad posted a simple message o...

Yagana Shah

The Surprising Reason This 73-Year-Old Widow Is In The Back Of A Squad Car | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty

Last week, duty called Officer John Holder to a Desoto, Texas department store. No, it wasn't because of a crime or to manage Black Friday crowds. It ...

Bible-Based Campaign Aims to Pay-it-Forward This Holiday Season

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Good News
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Will you make a difference in someone's life this Thanksgiving weekend? Beyond the football, the turkey, family and friends, will you take the time to make someone's day?

Why Thousands Are Saying 'It's About More Than the Coffee'

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Today, these simple acts of kindness are spreading around the world. Every single day more and more inspiring stories are sent to us by people who are making the world around them a little brighter.

3 Simple Tips to Practice Daily Gratitude

Paige Davis | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is an excellent reminder of the importance that gratitude can play in our lives.

Man Follows His Intuition, Ends Up Saving Unconscious Stranger From Car Fire

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.20.2014 | Good News

A man in California has a complete stranger to thank for his life today, less than a week after he was pulled unconscious from a burning car. On Fr...

WATCH: Strangers Band Together To Lift Car, Rescue Woman Pinned Underneath

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.20.2014 | Good News

It's pretty awe-inspiring what strangers can come together to achieve. A video uploaded to YouTube shows footage of a couple on a moped getting hi...

A Mysterious Do-Gooder Is Sending Out Envelopes Full Of Cash

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.19.2014 | Good News

An anonymous do-gooder has struck a Michigan city -- with serial acts of kindness. In the last few weeks, donations been mailed to community organ...

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...

This Man Is Traveling Across America Giving Out $100 Bills To Generous Strangers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

This man is taking a fulfilling trip across the country, all in the name of generosity. Tommy Lukrich, 23, of Moscow, Idaho, was nearing the end o...

5 Incredibly Easy Ways To Spread Kindness, Every Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Grand gestures and philanthropic acts are wonderful, but they're just that -- grand. They require time, planning and, often, a substantial financial i...

This Man Ditched His Birthday, Asked People To Donate To His Cousin's Cancer Fund Instead

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News

The day before Hazel Basilio learned she had ovarian cancer, she was doing what she loves: playing basketball as a member of the Guam Women's Masters ...

Nurse Who Quietly Paid Father And Son's Tab At A Diner Sparks 46 Others To Pay It Forward

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

This woman's generous act set off a chain reaction of good deeds among strangers. Kathleen Connors, a nurse from Barre, Vermont, is a regular at L...

Couple Ditches Honeymoon To Perform Random Acts Of Kindness In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Mark and Ismini Svensson have traveled in plenty of planes, trains and automobiles since they got married. But the newlyweds haven't been jet-setting ...

Total Stranger Tracks Down Lost Grandma After Worried Family Sends Up 'Bat Signal' On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

When one grandma got lost in a foreign country, a stranger with a huge heart came to her aid. Rosa Levy, 88, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was vis...

This Inspiring Film Reminds Us Of The Value Of A Kind Gesture

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.29.2014 | Good News

Even the simplest act of kindness can motivate others to pay it forward. In the short film above from Viddsee, entitled, "Ripple," a little girl p...

7 Ways to Dance: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...