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These positive news stories cover a wide range of acts of kindness to others that people have taken.

A section of the Monsal Trail. A flat path with long grass and trees either side. A stone bridge goes over the path a little further down. Several people are underneath the bridge.

Strangers help after mobility scooter fails.

“A family from Barnsley and Nottingham went above and beyond on Saturday lunchtime to help a damsel in distress! My lovely husband Pete and I had set out on a walk with my ‘trusty’ (as I thought) all singing, all dancing, electric mobility scooter. Sterling we call her and she can tackle all terrain and goes […]

A square cake with spanner, saw, screwdriver, pliers and hammer on the top. In front is a sign saying the Barry Repair Café is celebrating it's first anniversary in March 2024.

Repair Café volunteer bakes celebratory cake.

“Our repair café (find them on Facebook here) celebrated its first anniversary this month and one of the volunteers made an amazing cake to celebrate. She already does a lot for the café by being one of the excellent fabric fixers so to also make such a wonderful cake was above and beyond – it

A view of a Lidl supermarket from outside. Text overlaid reads "Customer pays for someone else’s shopping in Lidl."

Customer pays for someone else’s shopping in Lidl.

I was in Lidl and the customer 2 ahead of me was having trouble with his bank card – the card machine wouldn’t read it. Everyone was waiting patiently but he was getting more embarrassed each time it wouldn’t work. The people in front of me then said they would pay for his shopping. It

A green wall outside in London. On it hang some coats under a small ledge, some shoes near the floor under another small ledge, space for books and other things. Around the wall are notices to say take or leave a coat, shoes, books, or other items at this wall of kindness.

Visiting the wall of kindness on London’s Southbank.

Have you seen a wall of kindness? On the Southbank in London recently, I was delighted to come across a kindness wall. I’ve heard about them in various countries around the world, but this was the first time I’d seen one in person. These walls provide somewhere for you to both drop off or take

a wildfire sweeping through a forest. Text overlaid reads “Community comes together to support each other during wildfires.”

Community comes together to support each other during wildfires.

“I’m writing from the Valparaíso Region in Chile where we recently had some horrendous wildfires (131 dead, up to 30,000 people displaced/homeless) and I would like to share just how much the community has reached out to help one another. The volunteer firefighters who spent 5 days combatting the fires; the scores of vets and

a nature reserve with small hills of very long grass and plains of shorter grass. There are some bushes dotted around. The sky is bright blue.

Stranger helps find 3 boys lost in Sutton Park.

“I took our boys (aged 9, 12 and 13) to Sutton Park. We had never visited before and it seemed like a good place for a half term catch up and undertake the 8 mile circular walk. Our boys were less enthusiastic shall we say. Unfortunately about an hour in the boys wondered and explored

The top of a red post box with a sign to the post office on top of it. Text to the side reads “post office employees provide extra hands to parent.”

Post office employees provide extra hands to parent.

“This is just an appreciation post to the two absolutely wonderful ladies working in the post office this afternoon. I was struggling with packing and repacking boxes to post abroad with a 1 year old in one arm and 3 boxes in the other. The ladies helped me out above and beyond, taking care of

A pepperoni pizza on a black table, half of it visible on the left side of the image. To the right text reads “Abby's Heroes provide pizza to children's oncology ward every Friday.”

Abby’s Heroes provide pizza to children’s oncology ward every Friday.

Friday is pizza day for the children of Southampton’s oncology ward thanks to Abby’s Heroes. They team up with businesses in the Southampton to provide the pizza which, according to one parent is the “highlight of the week!” Even more evidence of all the kindness in the world: Local knitter donates starter kit to keen

Three bags of knitting yarn on the floor in front of a reusable bag with knitting needles resting on it and several folders of knitting magazine inside it.

Knitting goodies donated to beginner knitter.

“Someone I’ve got to know online was attending a park run near me and very kindly offered to bring her knitting magazines for me to have. I gratefully accepted and when we met up she’d also included some yarn and needles which were much appreciated as a beginner knitter!” Even more stories of everyday kindness