“Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength” – Eric Hoffer What does being strong mean to you? Comment below!
Are people generally honest? Here’s a great video from one of my favorite YouTube channels testing how many people do the right thing. They tested people by systematically dropping hundreds of identical wallets all around the US, everywhere from Disneyland, to Salt Lake City, and even the Las Vegas strip. Some very interesting findings, and […]
What an impressive act of selfless courage and climbing ability. It really warms my heart that this man received such a great reward for his action. I think it was an honorable gesture by the government of France, and I wish him a great life in his new home.
This is a fantastic story of a man and his best friend, a rescued pit bull. He was recovering from addiction and she was so shy she hid from him at first. But when they went outside, everything changed, and it set both their lives on a course of exploration and joy. I’ve adopted several […]
What an interesting way to deal with “serious” issues like disease, financial problems, etc. I couldn’t help laughing along as I watched this video. This takes not taking things too seriously to another level. It’s the first time I’ve heard of this method for groups with chronic illness, although this video is from 2009. Readers, […]
Lift Garage Executive Director Cathy Heying initially knew nothing about car repair. At 38-years-old, she went back to school for auto technology. To date, Cathy and The Lift Garage has saved Minneapolis residents over $30,000 in repair bills. Her mission is to lifts spirits, lives and families through their struggles.
When Jess Hamm began her shift as a nurse, she never would have expected it to change her life forever. 14-month-old Delilah was being treated for non-accidental trauma at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. She was extremely underfed, had several broken bones, and a fractured skull. She was so weak she couldn’t even hold her own head up. […]
Recycling can improve the world in many ways. One of our favorites comes from a very caring high school student. Sonali Ranaweera was given $100 as a gift and decided she was going to use that money to help people. That’s when Recycling4Smiles was born. She got the idea to recycle the cans & bottles […]
This guy found an unconscious baby squirrel on his way home from a party, so he took him home and raised him until he was big and strong. He’s back in the wild now but still stops by to say hi.
Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) believes that when children are delivered hope and happiness through quality “camp like” programming, they develop a renewed sense of self-esteem and hope. Camp TLC brings a performing arts camp to kids who would never get to go to camp, specifically to kids in hospitals […]
Animeals is giving Fairfield County, Connecticut residents a chance to spend more time with their pets instead of worrying about what to feed them. After seeing many Meals on Wheels clients were giving their furry friends human food, New Opportunities, Inc. started Animeals – Meals on Wheels for animals! Every month, Animeals receives more than […]
15-yr-old Kate Diaz writes her own music and plays acoustic guitar at venues all over Chicago. For Christmas, Kate decided to write an original song “Christmas Smiles” and donated her entire December earnings to a cancer research charity called CureSearch.
Can you bike and build at the same time? These young volunteers know how to multi-task! Bike & Build, a volunteer non-profit organization, funds affordable housing projects executed by groups of cyclists across the U.S.
Thousands of children each year send their wishes to Santa. Where do the letters really go? Do they get answered? Did you know there is a Chief Elf at the United States Post Office who help makes children’s holiday wishes come true? Pete Fontana reports directly to Santa as Chief Elf. For the past 21 […]
The global refugee crisis is ever-present in the news these days, but the United States has received displaced peoples from all over the world for a long time now. The catering company we’ll tell you about today found in this crisis the inspiration for its mission: to train and employ refugee women who are eager […]
In partnership with the film Wonder, SoulPancake surprises 13-year-old hero, Virgil Smith, who trudged into the Hurricane Harvey flood waters with an air mattress to transport his stranded neighbors to safety. We’d say that deserves a Standing Ovation! As a thank you to Virgil for choosing kindness, he was awarded an Auggie Award! This was […]
Sangduen “Lek” Chailert never expected to open an elephant sanctuary, but the mistreatment of the gentle creatures was an alarm too strong to ignore. Now she rehabilitates and cares for rescued elephants throughout Thailand, encouraging volunteers to help her along the way.
A 61-year-old man went to a restaurant to celebrate his birthday with his family. At least that’s what he thought he’d be doing. He arrived early and arranged everything. He made sure there were enough seats and plates, placed the cake on the table, even added some decorations and party hats. Then he sat down […]
What is kindness? Is there a way to truly be kind? Professional boxer Gary “The Kid” Stark Jr. shares his views on Kindness with BKind co-founder Virginia Mahoney. Together they are working together to combat the negative stereotype that surrounds boxing and prove that anyone can be kind. As a Boxing Coach and Mentor at […]
In 2008 Christine traveled to Ethiopia to adopt a little girl. When they arrived home, she found her new daughter drinking water from a puddle in their driveway. This raised a huge flag for Christine, realizing water used to be such a rarity to her. Her new daughter inspired her to take up the cause […]