small acts

Mom kisses her daughter's forehead while she smiles

‘Tell her,’ I whispered to my daughter as she pressed her body against mine. The cashier’s face lit up.’: Mom shares beautiful moment daughter learns ‘the power in raising others up’

“With a brilliant smile the cashier said, ‘You made my day.’ As I walked out of the store, holding my daughter’s hand, I stole a glance back at the young woman. Her energy was brighter now than it had been when we first entered her line. In this very moment, my daughter learned the power in raising others up.”

‘Is this actually happening?’ We watched our beloved home go up in flames as we stood in disbelief. All our possessions were gone.’: Mom details losing home to fire, ‘We’re looking for silver linings through the grief’

“While attempting to get my daughter Paige back to sleep, my 4-year-old, Mackenzie, woke. ‘Great,’ I thought, ‘This is going to be a long day.’ Little did I know, just 5 minutes later I’d be scooping these tiny humans up in my arms and rushing out the front door while thick, black smoke engulfed us.”

‘She began sobbing. ‘No one has ever done anything like this.’ Pregnant and hungry, she was living off leftover cheese.’: Man shares act of kindness for homeless couple

“We were exiting the ramp when we noticed a young lady holding a sign on the sidewalk. It was difficult to see the words, but as we pulled up to the red light, I was able to make out ‘Pregnant’ and ‘Hungry.’ We approached her. ‘We’re going to help you.’ Everyone else laughed or ignored her.”

‘His roommates heard him making weird noises at 11:30 p.m. He was acting strange. ‘He has no brain function.’: Woman spreads kindness after losing sibling to ear infection

“For 2 weeks, he wasn’t feeling good. He had an ear infection, and because he didn’t have health insurance, he didn’t go to the doctor. He owed $35k for a surgery to repair his shoulder in October of last year. His ear pushed the infection further into his ear canal, to his brain.”

‘My eyes were moist. ‘Margie, you made my day. We appreciate you.’ She came running down to the corner.’: 4-year-old girl becomes best friends with garbagemen, ‘This is beyond anything we ever expected’

“She wasn’t feeling well all day. When she heard them coming down the road, she asked, ‘It’s the garbage men!!! Can I go outside?’ Since that day, her love of trucks has become more about who is driving them than the truck itself. This has gone beyond anything we ever expected.”

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