An amazing Kindness story of Journey of 8,000 miles by an Immigrant from Africa to Ameica, who became a college Professor and is now teaching Kindness to his college students. Find out about how one student paid him back with a gift of Kindness that stunned Professor Henry Musoma. Watch the CBS News story below about this fascinating kindness story that will inspire and encourage you to engage in Acts of Kindness; and why this statement by Senator Bob Kerry's is absolutely true. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”
Watch the video below and see why
"In the End, Only Kindness Matters"
Patrick Hoagland had been laid off a month when he decided to think out of the box and panhandle his resume on a street corner in Phoenix, Arizona. He had a wife and child he needed to support and he was motivated. He passed out many resumes over a few days, one was to a women named Melissa Digianfilippo, Partner and Vice President of Serendipit Consulting of Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Digianfilippo was impressed by Mr. Hoagland's efforts and posted the story on her facebook page and as she said it "blew up".
One person who saw it was Kerry Burkart, Partner of Flatline Concrete of Phoenix. Ms. Burkhart interviewed Mr. Hoagland and hired him. Mr. Hoagland said that Ms. Burkhart has a wonderful company and he's happy and thankful to be a part of that great company.
This is a story about three Kind acts carried out by three People. First, Patrick Hoagland, who made the kind effort for his family passed out his resume in 100 plus degree temperature on a Phoenix street corner. Second, was Melissa Digianfilippo of Seredipit Consulting, who was impressed by that act and took the resume and posted it on her facebook page. Third was Kerry Burkhart of Flatline Concrete who took the time to contact Mr. Hoagland, interview him and then hire him.
Normally, Kindness Pays rewards program recognizes and reports an Act of Kindness for one person's act of Kindness, but in looking at this story we find all three engaged in individual acts of kindness. Therefore, Kindness Pays Rewards will recognized all three for their individual kind acts and will be sending out a letter of accommodation, some kind cards, a kindness T-Shirt and a check. Each was responsible for making their small part of the world that day a little better place.
Actor Keanu Reeves was in his car on his way to a movie set, with writer Ed Solomon when they saw a yard sign that caught their eye saying "You’re breathtaking!" Keanu stops his car, jumped out and wrote on the sign, “Stacey, You’re Breathtaking and took a picture with the family. There were two Kind acts in this story. The posting the sign and reaction to it. Both parties are being recognize for thier kind acts.
In the End, Only Kindness Matters!
This is exactly what we're taking about, the little Acts of Kindness that creats rippples make a huge difference. In this story there were two AOK, and without the first there would be no second. Bob Kerrey said this,“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” YouKindness will be sending a Kindness letter to both Keanu and Stacey recognizing their Acts of Kindness to each other, along with a rewards check!
Kindness Pays "Rewards" Program was created to recognize and reward Acts of Kindness (AOK). Every month, individuals and groups will be selected from around the country who performed Acts of Kindness. The selections will come from news media stories and other sources. Checks will be mailed out, or personally delivered to the recipients. The results will be published on our website, in the news media and in press releases to encourage others to PASS ON the Renewable Resource of Kindness!
Below is an example of our Kindness Pays Reward program. We Plan to do this Monthly to recognize and Reward Acts of Kindness throughout the Country
Three NYPD officers Lt Sojo, Officer Rivera, and Office Cuevas, were at a Manhattan Whole Foods on July 4th when Whole Foods employees called the police about a shoplifting incident. The officers at the store for lunch responded. They found the woman being detained by security with a bag of food she didn't pay for. In a spontaneous moment the officera responded not with force, but with Kindness.
The Officers story. Officer Esnaidy Cuevas said, “We looked in her bag and saw containers of food, we didn’t see anything else, it was just necessity food.” Lt. Louis Sojo said, “I asked her, ‘What’s going on?’ She told me she was hungry,” We decided that ‘We’ll pay the $35 for the food instead of arresting her. The officers went to the check out with the women and paid for the food. " When you look at someone’s face and you notice that they need you, they're actually hungry, it’s pretty difficult as a human being to walk away from something like that— we weren’t raised like that, it’s the right thing to do,” Sojo said.
We agree and as part of "Kindness Pays Rewards Program", KWI is sending a check to these police officers to reimburse them for the food they purchased adding a bonus and sending them three decks of Kind Cards. At a time when police are quick to be criticized, KWI thinks officers like these should be recognized, praised and rewarded for their kind act. Kindness is contagious and will be passed on, evidenced by our response to their Act!
A Chick-Fil-A Manager Daryl Howard, Changes Tire in Chick Fil-A Parking lot for 96 Year Old World War ll Veteran Who Barely made it to the Restaurant.
SEVERN, Maryland (CNN)- Manager, Daryl Howard, at a Maryland Chick-Fil-A, was quick to help when he saw a customer needed more than his usual chicken biscuit and coffee.
Daryl Howard was taking orders Thursday morning at the restaurant in Severn when a 96-year-old WWII veteran, known to employees as Mr. Lee, came to the register and said he had a flat tire.
"He was shaking, almost in tears saying he barely made it to the store on three tires because one was bad," Rudy Somoza, another manager, told CNN.
Lee barely made it the restaurant driving with a flat tire and was able to park in the Chick-Fli-A parking lot, but had no one to help him change his tire. When Daryl was finished serving his customer he told Somoza he needed to help this gentlemen change his tire. "So, Daryl jumped into action without hesitation."
It took Howard about 15 minutes to change the tire. He didn't know that Somoza was taking pictures until later. Somoza said he's worked with Howard about five years.
"His action of kindness was beautiful. Daryl has always been so helpful to anyone in need and deserves this recognition," Somoza said. Lee came back Friday and was very thankful and had his usual Chicken Biscuit and coffee.
Kindness Works International is sending a check to Chick-Fil-A made out to Daryl Howard as part of our Recognizing and Rewarding Acts via our Kindness Pays Rewards Program. Our compliment to Chick-Fil-A for having kind employees like Daryl Howard who saw a need acted on it.
Police officer Ray Essa purchased a meal for man at an Italian Restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan. Someone who witnessed that act of Kndness put it on FaceBook. It then got picked up by the local News, Kindness Works saw the news report and sent a letter with check to Officer Essa as part of Kindness Pays Rewards Program Recognizing and Rewarding Acts of Kindness. We encourage others to carry out acts of Kindness thereby creating ripples and wave of Kindness that will help to change our world
Baytown Texas Fire Department Carries out an Act of Kindness for a Man who had a Heart Attack While Cutting his lawn.
Kindness Pays Rewards Program recognized and rewards Acts of Kindness. We sent a Check to the Lt. J. D. Giles with the Baytown Fire Department for their Act of Kindness for a family in Baytown, Texas. Kindness is contagious so please pass it on and help to change our world one kind act at a time. Put the You in You-Kindness and do what you can to help change our World one kind act at a time.
Kindness Pays Rewards Program is recognizing and rewarding Evoni Williams Act of Kindness at a Waffle House in LA MARQUE, Texas. Her story is above and proves that even someone observing Acts of Kindness is moved and motivated by that ACT, and posted the story on FaceBook. Kindness Works saw it, posted it on our Website and sent a check to Waffle House made out to Ms, Evoni Williams in recognition of her Kind Act. A compliment to Waffle House for having such a kind employee as Evoni. Kindness Works, is contagious, and will be passed on. Put the "YOU" in YouKindness and change our world, one Kind Act at a time.
The above is a great story about a Random and spontaneous Act of Kindness. The giver had no idea someone was recording this and was not interested in even being known for her act. As you will see it was done on the spur of the moment when the giver saw a need and step in to fill it with an Act of Kindness. This caused ripples of kindness that continued and will continue in the future. There are many stores of Kindness at Walmart stores by Walmart employees, in fact see the story below.