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Random Acts of Kindness

'We've Both Been In Your Shoes': Couple Leaves 150% Tip For Busy Waiter Despite Poor Service

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News

A little bit of empathy can make all the difference for someone who is having a rough day. When Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ...

Watch What Happens When 30 People Are Asked To Loan Their Phone To A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

If you needed to make a call but your phone was dead, would a stranger help you? The folks at BuzzFeed decided to answer this question by asking...

An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

Everyone needs help sometimes -- I don't know a single person who has never needed anything from anyone. This doesn't make us a land of enablers. This doesn't make us weak. This doesn't make us co-dependent. This makes us human.

Struggling Bartender Left 'Speechless' After Customer Gives $1,000 Tip On $14 Bill

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News

Never underestimate the potential kindness of total strangers. Chrisi Kemp, a 37-year-old bartender in Wake Forest, North Carolina, learned this le...

Kind Cop Caught On Camera Giving Homeless Man Shoes Instead Of Ticket

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News

It took a truly generous person to perform this random act of kindness, and another with a large social media presence to give it the attention it des...

This Homeless Man Has Nothing, Yet Still Finds A Way To Give Back Every Day

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.04.2014 | Good News

Updated on Sept. 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST It takes a special kind of person to not just feed someone in need, but do so before providing for himself. ...

Single Mom Surprised With Money To Start Her Cleaning Business

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.04.2014 | Good News

When Give Back Films partnered with gluten-free brand Udi's to ask its social communities "How Would You Give Back?" they got a slew of answers. B...

Woman Is Reunited With Lost Wedding Rings Thanks To A Real Life Hero

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings

When Erin Carrozzo lost her diamond wedding rings in the sands of Fire Island, New York, she assumed she would never see them again. The mother of...

Finding Your Authentic Kindness

Rachel Verlik | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I don't have any grand epiphanies on how we can turn the tide on a global, massive scale. I think it has to be grass roots, a kind of butterfly effect to make a difference. It has to be small acts that catch on and feel authentic and meaningful -- both to the giver as well as to the receiver.

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...

The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

Galit Breen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do it. Often. Say nice words in your mind and your heart because you are golden.

Aircraft Mechanic Fixes Quadruple Amputee Veteran's Prosthetic Leg

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News

An aircraft mechanic has earned his wings by fixing a veteran's prosthetic leg. Afghanistan war veteran Taylor Morris, a quadruple amputee, twisted...

Inspiring Scenes Of Kindness In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Following the death of Michael Brown, an African-American teenager, at the hands of a white police officer on Aug. 9, police in Ferguson, Mo., have cr...

A Community of Problem Solvers: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Backpacks for Everyone

Galit Breen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Galit Breen

As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new pens, and erasers in every color.

Strangers Help Homeless, Single Mother Of 3 Turn Life Around. Now, She's Giving Back

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 08.15.2014 | Good News

A homeless mother in desperate need had her life dramatically changed by an encounter with generous strangers. Now, she is paying it forward. Jened...

Near-Death, Near-Life and Real-Life Experiences

Tom Gerdy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

I don't look forward to death because it will cramp my style, but at the same time, I don't view it as the ultimate tragedy. As I view life and death, the ultimate tragedy is living in a way that you miss opportunities to make a difference in the world around you while you are alive.

6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Can't Stop Smiling After Volunteers Surprise Her With Dream Pool

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

These 200 strangers came together just to put a splash of joy in a little girl's life. Ava Doiron-Frankland of Salem, New Hampshire, was 5 years o...

Melodies of the Heart: Celebs and Massachusetts Family Honor Boy's Legacy Using Powers of Music and Kindness

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Jaime Lubin

This weekend wishes did indeed come true here, thanks to the musical talents of Scott Grimes (ER, American Dad!), Bob Guiney, and musician Jay Gore as they rocked out to honor one little boy's powerful legacy of compassion.

Acts of Kindness Change Our World

Marci Schankweiler | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Marci Schankweiler

Sixteen years ago, I was married to a great guy named Pete, my high school sweetheart. And then in our fourth year of marriage, the unimaginable happened.

In A New York Minute, Subway Worker Helps Rescue Stroller That Rolled Onto Tracks

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 07.23.2014 | Good News

A 2-year-old child and her mother are safe today thanks to the quick actions of some heroic strangers. On Monday morning a stroller with a toddler ...

Strangers Send Stacks Of Cards To Boy With Cancer, Prove Birthday Wishes Do Come True

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Hundreds upon hundreds of people around the world are pitching in to make 5-year-old Danny Nickerson’s birthday wish come true. Nickerson, of Fo...

WATCH: Drive-By Compliments Make Strangers Smile From Ear To Ear

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News

Sometimes all you need to make your day better is a gentle reminder that you are awesome, have beautiful hair, a lovely dog, cool pants or that "red i...

The Power of Empty Hands: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...

Creating a Caring Teen Online Starts Offline with a Caring Parent

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

There is nothing wrong with wanting our children to be academically accomplished and happy, but many understand that giving to others actually brings the most joy to those that do the giving.