act of kindness

This Would-Be Bride Hosts A $35K Wedding Reception For Homeless

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What does a woman do when her fiancé calls off their wedding the day before their nuptials? She invites the homeless to a paid-for $35k reception, of course. When 27-year-old Quinn Duane called her mom to tell her the news, that her fiancé had changed his mind and didn’t want to get married, Quinn’s family leaped into action. Non-refundable deposits had been put down on everything from food to flowers, and the freshly single woman decided to host the party…

Planes & Trains To Paris

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What happens when three men bravely stop a potential massacre on a train to Paris? They are told they will receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest honor. Then what happens when you have three moms who want to see their courageous sons receive the honor but can’t get from America to Paris in time? Enter pilot Doug Perrill who went to his boss, Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear, and asked if he would be willing to let the moms use Tim’s…

Good Words, Good Deeds

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We talk a lot about how acts of Good are important, but sometimes it’s a few simple words that are a Good deed. Like when a female writer in Egypt expressed on Twitter to her inspiration, J.K. Rowling, that as a woman, she doesn’t have the same freedoms that men have and that people laughed at her when she told them she was a writer. Ms. Rowling’s response? “Don’t you dare let their laughter extinguish your ambition. Turn it into fuel! Big hugs from…

Doodle Does Good

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It all started with a doodle. Two firemen, exhausted from a 12-hour shift spent cleaning out a fire, went to a diner at 6am for strong coffee to keep them staggering on. And when the waitress overhead the men talking, instead of handing them a bill, she handed them a note–complete with firefighting doodles–thanking them for their service and letting them know their orders were on her. Later, after sending their buddies into the diner and telling them to leave big…

Feeding Firefighters

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Firefighter Ryan Klavohn and a fellow firefighter were shopping for groceries in Bolingbrook, Illinois, when they abruptly had to leave their cart because they received an ambulance call. Ryan and his buddy transported a patient then returned to the store for their groceries. The men were near the cash register when another ambulance call came in and, again, they had to leave their full cart. When they finally returned, they found a pleasant surprise waiting for them. “It’s not uncommon that we have…

A Kind Sheriff, A Great Kid, & A Glass Of Lemonade

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Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Ropos in Lake County, Ohio, recently stopped by a lemonade stand run by a 9-year-old girl. She went over to him with lemonade and he gave her a few dollars then inquired what the proceeds would go toward. She shared that she wanted an iPad to play games and do school work on. The next day the deputy arrived back at the lemonade stand, this time with a brand new iPad. He asked the girl how much money…

A Helping Hand

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At a store in Fort Worth, cashier Christian Griffan apologized to a customer who approached the register. “I’m sorry, sir, this lady’s running out to her car to get some money.” The customer, Karridy, glanced outside and asked, “The lady that’s driving away?” Momentarily disappointed that the woman had apparently stolen the item, the cashier reached for his wallet. The customer in line, Karridy, took note: “I’m like ‘you’re gonna pay for that? You shouldn’t pay for it… you’ve got…

Defying Tradition To Do Good

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Harman Singh, 22, defied tradition and removed his turban to comfort a young boy who was struck by a car in New Zealand while walking to school. Days later, the man dubbed a “Sikh Samaritan” visited the recovering 5 year old boy in the hospital and received a thank you card and flowers from the grateful family. And that’s not all… When a local news station visited Mr. Singh to interview him, they filmed his home where he was sleeping…

Lovely Inside & Out

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Ruth Phaviset cares for her fellow humans. She has spent a lot of her life helping her family, taking care of her mother (before her mother passed away in 2012), and, as a certified nurse assistant, she’s cared for many patients. Ruth is all of 18 years old. In her own words, Ruth admits, “I can never go a day without taking care of somebody.” Ruth, in all her acts of selflessness, never really had a typical high school experience. For…

Your Friend, The Owner

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Ashley Jorin, owner of P.B. Jams in Oklahoma, noticed that someone had been diving through the dumpster outside of her restaurant, rummaging through the food containers. “I think we’ve all been in that position where we needed someone’s help and we just needed someone to extend that hand and if I can be that one person to extend that hand to another human being then I will definitely do it,” Ashley said. Taking action, Ashley hung a sign that read: “To…

Bundled Up & Brave

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When baby Juliana Salvi’s parents first brought her home, they fed her milk, just as most parents would do. But unbeknownst to her parents, Juliana actually had galactosemia – a severe allergy to milk. Pretty soon it became clear that something wasn’t right. As a blizzard raged outside, lab technicians with the New England Newborn Screening Program decided to trek through the storm to get a sample of baby Juliana’s blood for testing. As soon as Juliana’s parents got a call from…

Adam Levine & An Act Of Spontaneous Compassion

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10-year-old Christopher Warner was recently overwhelmed with joy. The young boy, who happens to have Down Syndrome, is a major fan of Maroon 5 and, specifically, lead singer Adam Levine. One of Christopher’s teachers uploaded a video of Christopher talking about his love for Maroon 5 to YouTube and the video went viral. A local radio station found out about it and was able to get their hands on tickets to Maroon 5’s show at the Verizon Center in Washington,…

A Wonderful Girl & A Wish Come True

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Four year-old Jalene Salinas loves Taylor Swift. And as a young girl bravely battling brain cancer, she stated that her wish was to dance with Taylor to “Shake It Off.” When #ShakeItOffJalene started trending on Twitter, the signer took notice and had a 20 minute conversation with Jalene and Jalene’s mom over FaceTime. Though obviously in pain, nothing could mask the joy on Jalene’s lovely face when she saw Taylor Swift on the screen. “I’m so sorry you’re having a…

The Ties That Bind Us  

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A young man rushed into a Target store in Raleigh just before his job interview at Chick-Fil-A. He was searching for a clip-on-tie but, alas, the store only carried regular ties and he didn’t know how to tie one. Employee Dennis Roberts stopped what he was doing and showed the young man not only how to tie a proper tie, but also helped him practice his handshake and reviewed through interview questions. “As the kid exited the store, a bunch…