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These good news stories of the acts of kindness which real people carry out every day are shared to help us see a different side to the way that people behave.

a slightly faded and muted photo of Sarah as a baby sat beside her gran, they are reading a book.

World Book Day 2022

Who’s your favourite kind character in a book? It’s World Book Day today. For as long as I can remember, books and stories have been part of my life. There is a fabulous photo in the family album of me as a very young child, sitting on my gran’s lap as she read to me. […]

A gold cup on a green stand beneath text reading "The Sara Awards."

The Sara Awards

Have you head about the Sara Awards? Every day at about 5:30 on the Sara Cox show on Radio 2, Sara reads out a story of kindness that someone has sent in and the person who did the kind thing gets today’s Sara Award – recognition on the radio. They are strangers who have stopped

landscape beside the Thames in London. People walking and sitting around, some taking photos. A boat on the river and across the river notable London buildings can be seen.

Kindness of Londoners

Miriam is always amazed by tiny kindnesses of people around her living in London. Cars stopping when they see me running to let me cross to the road (they don’t know how slow I am). Everyone checking that the crying kid in the playground is ok. The grocery delivery driver telling me not to accept

A pile of books including two of Trudi Canavan's Black Magician Trilogy, The Body Keeps The Score, Relentless by Dean Koontz, and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

International Book Giving Day

Book recommendations are a simple kindness and something Ed from the #BeHumankind community appreciates. He said ‘talking to a friend who recommended a great book he’s reading – I’m excited to get hold of it!’ Share a book recommendation in the comments!

A hand-drawn condolence card of 2 guinea pigs

What if… we help others going through tough times

This month I’m pleased to share with you a new guest blogger, Nicolette Evans. In this moving blog, she talks about her family’s grief at losing a much-loved pet and the kindness that helped them at a difficult time. Recently one of our guinea pigs had to be put down. It was a heart-breaking decision

Akua and 2 of her fellow volunteers at the Netball World Cup

What if…we all take joy from being a volunteer

Following on from Volunteers Week 2021, it seemed only right to ask experienced volunteer, Akua Opong, to write this month’s guest blog. She shares with us the joy that she gets from her volunteering activities and the ways in which they benefit the organisations, herself and her employer. Read on and be inspired…. The Covid-19

A little girl wearing a T-shirt that says Future Leader

What if… leaders prioritise kindness?

This month I am delighted to bring to you a ‘What If’ blog piece from communications manager, Nafisa Shafiq. She shares a personal experience of kindness from a manager and talks us through actions that leaders can take to prioritise kindness. It was 9.47 on Saturday morning when I heard my phone ring. I was