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Thanks For Being Like A Dad

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Anthony Nolan, a police officer in New London, Connecticut, regularly reads books to children in the area. But recently he was injured on the job and took some time out for recovery. And one of those kids that he reads to had something to say about it: “My mom says [you're] hurt. I’m sad because you can’t read to me. I don’t have a dad — only you read to me,” the boy explained. “Thanks [for] being like a dad…

Anything Is Possible When…

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Sometimes it’s good to simply stir the mind, to ask it questions that open new pathways in our brains. And with that in mind, Barney’s New York just revealed new window installations with the starter statements: “Anything is possible when…” The thought-provoking window displays are in place to celebrate the International Day of the Girl, which serves to raise awareness for girls’ rights on a global level, and will be up across 15 stores until October 14th. And if you want…

Driving Good

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In Black Mountain, North Carolina, a man—who wishes to remain anonymous—overheard a conversation at a car dealership. On one end of the phone was Connie, a single mother of three, who desperately needed a car. On the other end, a sales manager. The anonymous man announced that he was going to go home and pray about buying the woman that car. “Nobody thought he was serious,” the owner of the dealership said. The man returned to the dealership and ended…

Announcement Of Gratitude

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2015 has been a rough year for Amanda Hopkins Herman. She lost her mother, lost her grandmother two weeks later, and her father has been in and out of the hospital. Unable to afford the costs for her grandmother’s funeral, Amanda organized a community fundraiser and shared the announcement on Facebook. Dr. Keyur Parikh had never met Amanda or her family but when he came across the announcement, he knew he had to do something to help. “When you see…

Kindness Art

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Few things have the power to start movements the way art does. One artist, who wishes to remain anonymous (we understand!), is using his talent to start a chain of Good. The artist first created a series consisting of charcoal drawings and popular photographs. He then traveled around the Eugene-Springfield area showing his art in public places. Each piece had a note explaining the “Kindness Art” project: Anyone who chooses to take an art piece is asked to pay for it…

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…

Rapper Saves Man With Chocolate

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Rapper Layzie Bone is anything but lazy when it comes to helping fellow man. In Wyoming, the famed rapper part of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was on his way to a show when a nearby car spun out of control. Layzie Bone stopped to check on the man who wasn’t drunk, as he initially thought, but rather experiencing diabetic shock. Layzie Bone revived the man by feeding him fruit and chocolate to normalize his blood sugar. Though his actions were heroic, Layzie…

A Spoonful of Kindness (With Hot Sauce!)

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Ridge Quarles has worked at Qdoba in Louisville for five years and counting. Over those years, he’s gotten to know the regular customers pretty well – he’s gone to a few birthday parties, and was even invited to a wedding – but there’s one customer in particular he goes above and beyond for. The customer’s identity is unknown at this point, but she is always dropped off by a TARC bus that offers transportation services to people with disabilities. The…

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…

Flowers For All

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Want a flower? Maybe try giving some away instead… On New York’s 6 train that runs between the Bronx and the Brooklyn Bridge, a gentleman approached a woman selling flowers. He handed her $140 for all of her flowers—dozens of colorful roses—and said to her “You’ve got to do me a favor. You’ve got to give them out… give them out to everybody. Don’t sell any of them. Give them all away.” The flower seller, immensely moved by the man’s…

From Barefoot To Brand New

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29 year-old Oscar Aquino, manager of a Metro PCS store, noticed a homeless man sitting outside eating crackers and drinking a soda. Then Oscar spotted the man’s dirty, cut-up feet, so he went outside and asked what the man’s shoe size was. Without any hesitation, Oscar took off his own brand new shoes and handed them to the man. He then returned to the store and went back to work (barefoot?). Unbeknownst to Oscar, the Act of Good was caught on camera by Carla…

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…

Conveyor Belt Kindness

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Lisa Gallagher of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, set her groceries on the conveyor belt at a local grocery store then opened her purse to retrieve her debit card. By the time the cashier finished ringing up her items, Lisa had grown frantic. The checkout line was long, and Lisa still hadn’t found her debit card. As per the cashier’s guidance, Lisa decided to step aside till she found her card, and the cashier would complete the transaction when Lisa was ready….

A Cup Of Custard & The Kindness Of A Stranger

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A little boy nervously approached the counter of an eatery in Katy, Texas, ready to order a mini mint oreo custard. The little boy handed Travis Sattler, the cashier, all the money he had. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. He was two whole dollars short. But Travis wasn’t about to let the boy go without his dessert. “It’s on me,” he said, pulling out his own credit card. “He had the biggest eyes,” Travis remembers, “the widest smile.” A mere half…