11 Recent Acts Of Kindness That Proved ‘The Butterfly Effect.’
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day, which means that none of us have an excuse not to extend selflessness to those around us. Granted, we think that every day should be a day for random acts of kindness, but it's also nice to celebrate an occasion dedicated to putting others before yourself.
These amazing stories from around the world are just a small portion of selfless acts that occur every day, kindnesses afforded to and from people from all different walks of life. Reading these stories might bring a tear or two to your eye -- but they'll also inspire you to cultivate a bit of kindness in your own life.
#1. This amazing, unprompted moment will bring tears to your eyes.
#2. This police officer bought a homeless woman groceries and rented her a hotel, all to keep her safe, warm, and well-fed during a snow storm.
#3. Mark Bustos knows how to use his talents to give back to his community.
#4. This wall of kindness at an elementary school is almost too amazing to believe.
#5. One Massachusetts woman spent her lottery winnings to assist a homeless man, who was living outside in the freezing cold.
#6. When her card was declined, Alex Prince gave a woman with learning difficulties a free meal at his restaurant.
#7. When a Hooters waitress saw a man crying on the curb outside her restaurant, she asked him what was wrong. He told her he'd been in an accident in Ohio, but couldn't go to the hospital without idea. He needed a meal and some kind words, and this selfless woman provided him with both.
#8. The New England Patriots mascot recently spent the day giving out flowers, coffee and smiles.
#9. Two local businesses delivered a much-needed lunch to the police officers in their area.
#10. Two Cleveland police officers found a woman panhandling on the street, so they made sure to get her and her children some hot meals.
#11. The group of young Calgarians brought large hearts and empathy to commuters, just hours after the train had been vandalized with anti Muslim, Syrian, and refugee rhetoric.