Welcome back to Human Kindness! If you haven’t already, please check out Human Kindness: Introduction for the background to this blog series! These stories are NOT all my own, they have been submitted to me for the purpose of this series and are a collection from some of the kindest people I know or who have contacted me to share their story.
I am ALWAYS on the lookout for kindness stories, so please do get in touch if you have one, there is a chance for you to submit yours at the end of this post (and I will always keep them anonymous). As always, if you’d like to receive these stories directly to your inbox every Monday morning, sign up to the mailing list at the end of this post.
There is a lot of talk out there about at what point children learn to be kind, nature vs nurture, and so on. I hear of a lot of parents discussing teaching their kids to be kind, but I do often wonder how you teach a child to be kind at a very young age when they are only just beginning to understand the world around them. Well – the parents/family of this child are getting something right because this week’s story pulls at the heartstrings and is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Promise me a child this pure and I’d have one tomorrow!
“When my nephew was only two, though he’s done this since as well, he had some little biscuits to eat. Automatically, he gave one to my Mum, my Dad, my sister (his Mum), me, and my partner, and said “now all my friends have one.” He gave all of his biscuits away, even though it meant he didn’t have any left for himself! Of course, we gave them back so he had some, but he didn’t know we would do that, he was just happy we all had a biscuit.
His pure heart, desire to share, and thought for others is so touching to see at such a young age. This is a child who will never just hug or kiss one person, he gives one to everybody so that nobody feels left out. He literally breaks my heart that kid ❤️❤️❤️”
Have you experienced an act of kindness recently? Maybe you have done something for somebody that you haven’t yet shared for fear of being judged to be “bragging” or you have been on the receiving end of a kindness that somebody has shown you. My inbox is ALWAYS open for your kindness stories so please submit them!
Stories will be treated with discretion and published anonymously at all times, and I will share as much or as little information as you wish. Message me using the form below and I’ll be sure to feature your story in an upcoming post.