Posts tagged "kindness"

Detroiter Who Walks 21 Miles To Work Gets A New Car – And $350K

James Robertson, a 56-year-old from Detroit, spent the last 10 years walking 21-miles round trip to work each day. When his old Honda quit on him years ago, insurance rates were too high for him to replace it, but Metro Detroit's bus system remained unreliable. The only thing he could count on were his ow…
By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015

This Facebook Page Crowdsourced Thousands Of Puppy Pictures For A Teen Fighting Cancer

Sixteen-year-old Anthony Lyons is undergoing chemo for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a Phoenix hospital, and one thing that makes him smile through his treatment is man's best friend. Sometimes he receives therapy dog visits at the hospital, but family friend Roberta Lucero-Koron created a Facebook page for the days he doesn't, asking that users submit photo…
By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015

Here’s Why Humans Are Built To Be Kind

When many people think about Darwin’s theory of evolution and survival of the fittest, they assume that the competition to pass on genes is what defines human beings, and that that competitive impulse makes us ruthless at our core. What’s forgotten in that thought process is that humans have to not only pass on our…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 31, 2014

This Holiday Season, Please Be Kind To Retail Employees

Last night, I was in a candy shop in my neighborhood waiting for the owner of the store to cut some marshmallows for me when a woman walked in, dropped a bag on the counter (literally dropped, as in held it high in the air over the counter and then let go, letting it fall…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 19, 2014

Watch The Sweet Video For Kindness And Robyn’s “Who Do You Love”

Do you guys remember that viral video “First Kiss,” and how it turned out that yeah, the participants were strangers, but they were also actors and performers, and the video was also a clothing advertisement? I feel like this new video for “Who Do You Love” from electronic musician Kindness, featuring Robyn,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 11, 2014

378 People “Pay It Forward” At A Starbucks Drive-Through

Almost 400 people bought coffee for the customer behind them at a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday. That morning, after paying for her own drink, a woman asked to pay for the drink of the customer in the car next in line behind her. That person paid it forward by paying for…
By: Claire Hannum / August 21, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Try To Keep It Together As This Magic ATM Surprises Kind Strangers

On July 25, several thousand TD Bank locations in Canada gave a surprise $20 bill to every customer as part of their #TDThanksYou campaign. Four very special branches set up an Automated Thanking Machine, a talking ATM that gave special customers gifts of gratitude for the extraordinary kindness they'd been showing in their lives. These…
By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

7 Reasons You Should Compliment Total Strangers

Ours is an increasingly insular society. Hop on the subway and you'll see dozens of people plugged into their phones. Sit down in a cafeteria and you'll observe dozens more absorbed by e-readers and magazines. Head to the mall and you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who wants to talk with, look at, or eve…
By: Sally McGraw / January 3, 2012