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Stories of Kindness

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Stories of Kindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

1) The story of homeless man Glen James involved many acts of kindness.

The first was his own. When Glen, who had been living on the streets of Boston, found a backpack stuffed with $42,000 he decided to turn it over to police so it could be reunited with its owner, rather than keep what would undoubtedly have been a life-changing loot. But after reading about his honest act, Ethan Whittinghton set up a fund for Glen. Donations flooded in from around the world, eventually raising more than $100,000 to change the homeless man’s life after all.

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Acts of kindness and selflessness

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2) Giving someone a hug can make a big difference to a person in need of support and comfort.

And these tender pictures of Pope Francis taking time to embrace a man with tumours all over his body were broadcast around the world. The man suffers from a rare condition called neurofibromatosis that has left him covered in neuronal tumours, including growths on his face. The pontiff stopped to hug, kiss and bless him in St Peter’s Square in Rome.

Rex FeaturesPope Francis I comforts man<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Papal audience, St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, Rome, Italy - 06 Nov 2013


3) The morning commute is rarely a pleasant experience.

But commuters making their way through Earls Court tube station in London last November received a heart warming message to cheer them up during Monday’s rush hour. The station’s Thought For The Day, written on a whiteboard near the entrance read: “You… yes you. The one reading this. You are beautiful, kind, sweet, amazing and simply the best at being you. Never forget that.”

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4) Hundreds of thousands of workers were affected by the US Government shutdown last autumn.

So when waitress Sarah Hoidahl heard two National Guard soldiers discussing how they would be missing out on pay, she decided to pick up the bill for them, leaving a note that read: “Thanks to the gov. shutdown the people like you that protect this country are not getting paid. However I still am. Lunch is on me! Thank you for serving ladies. Have a good day!” And then when TV star Ellen DeGeneres heard about the single mum’s generous act, she decided to reward her 300 times over. Ellen gave Sarah back the $27.75 she paid, plus a cheque for $10,000


Photo by symphony of love

Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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