Five Acts of Kindness that inspired us
“Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.”
― Amy Leigh Mercree
5) “Angels” help a homeless elderly couple.
When some shoppers noticed Dee and Gordon Head living in their car in the store’s parking lot, they took the time to listen to their story. The good samaritans then set up a YouCaring page and raised over $14,000 to help the couple get back on their feet!
4) “Curiousity is OK; cruelty is not.”
Teenager Kennedy Hubbard devotes her spare time to raising money for Kennedy’s Cause and serving as a mentor to other young kids who have the same disease as her, Lymphatic Malformation (fluid-filled cysts around the jaw). Kennedy’s mantra when she encounters stares from gawkers? “Curiousity is OK; cruelty is not.” Couldn’t agree with you more.
3) A shave and hair cut… no bits.
Every Sunday, stylist Mark Bustos roams the streets of New York City and offers free haircuts to homeless citizens. He has documented his work on Instagram – it is amazing how a haircut and a simple act of kindness can radically transform how we see someone and how they see themselves.
2) Pay it forward.
After meeting at a homeless shelter, newlyweds Deven and Ressurrection started off their union with a caring gesture: for their wedding reception, they passed out sandwiches to homeless people in the park. And the giving back hasn’t stopped. They co-founded a non-profit dedicated to ending poverty and homelessness and serve as an inspiration to those transitioning out of homelessness.
Even animals need a helping hand sometimes. We spotted this good deed on twitter.
Today I saved a Blue Jay caught in a fence. Cut him out and he flew away. #gooddeeds #savealifeseptember pic.twitter.com/2yTVK1Vsgh
What act of kindness or #gooddeed has inspired you? Tell us about it!