Melinda and her family were in the market for a new couch, and they found the perfect one at a local Costco. They didn’t have a truck — or any other means to transport the sofa to their home — so naturally they opted to pay for delivery.

Then something kind of astonishing happened.

A couple walked up to Melinda and her family and started chatting with them. As soon as they found out she was about to pay a delivery fee, they insisted on helping. They pulled their own truck up to the store, loaded up the couch and drove it all the way to Melinda’s house, asking for nothing in return.

“What a wonderful blessing it is to meet people willing to help, just for the sake of helping,” said Melinda.

We couldn’t agree more. Let’s take a look at some other good deeds you’ve shared:

I was able to connect two businesses together in order to provide services for youth with disabilities, and with those who are at-risk, through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.”

I was at Starbucks and the barista recognized me from years ago and just because I remembered her name, she covered the cost of my drink.”

I felt horrible seeing a veteran who lost a leg sitting in a wheelchair on the off ramp of the freeway. I never carry cash on me but on this day I had a twenty dollar bill and I gave it to him. It made my day, and hopefully his.”

A father was waiting while his wife was finishing enrolling their child on the first day of school. I saw him help pick up trash in the front of the school while waiting.”

A gentleman dining at an outdoor food court helped a server pick up dishes she dropped.”

“I saw a nail on the ground in my classroom, so I picked it up and gave it to my teacher so no one would get hurt.”

“I helped my little sister do her coding today. She was happy.”


We’ll be featuring stories here as part of the One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative, so be sure to share yours at kindness1billion.org. And don’t forget to help us reach the goal of one billion kind acts by using the hashtag #kindness1billion on social media.