Kindness Korner: A sister’s modest gift inspires a promise to spend quality time together

We’ve said it before: One act, large or small, can inspire many more.

A Garden Grove girl named Emily recently shared with us that her younger sister bought her a special gift with money she had saved up. It was a bookmark, and Emily was so touched that she wanted to do something kind in return.

She told her little sister that she would like to spend quality time together, participating in fun activities.

Let’s take a look at some other good deeds you’ve registered as part of the One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative:

“This past week we wrote thank you letters to our custodians.”

I held the elevator for one of the ladies in our building.”

My friend and I collected items to go into a homeless care package and distributed them on 9/11 to show solidarity through service.”

My husband made my lunch for me yesterday — he knew I had a big day at work.”

“I participated in the La Habra coastal clean up.”

“My son and his boy scout troop helped a lady change her tire on the side of the road.”

“I encouraged a colleague who was dealing with a tense situation.”

Right now we have registered 441,272 acts of kindness. Keep up the kindness!

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