compassion

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….

Compassion Gives You Power

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As part of our Luc and the Lovingtons Goodness Tour content series, we are pleased to share with the Anonymous Good tribe a new video fresh from the road! Luc says, “Compassion gives you power. Compassion gives you energy.” And their compassion, power, and energy are certainly palpable, as you will see. For more about the tour and to support their Goodness Tour challenge, visit their challenge page by clicking here.