It takes far more effort to be mean than it does to be happy, and we’re firm believers in the power of a smile, so we’ve rounded up some lovely acts of kindness to bring one to your face this week. Get involved and share your acts of kindness on social media with #GoshKindness.
1. Father raises over £40k after presenter shares his fundraiser
Presenter Jake Humphrey provided a surprise boost to Ross Coniam’s fundraising efforts after the sports reporter spotted a GoFundMe link printed on Ross’ jumper at a football match. After looking into the link, Jake shared more information on his Twitter account and within hours, the £3k total had jumped to over £25k – it’s now at £46,000. Ross started fundraising when his daughter Norah passed away just hours after she was born, he now wants to complete several challenges throughout the year and donate to charities that can support further research to prevent similar tragedies.
2/3. why he was wearing the top. I thought I’d share the above photos, but more importantly, this link to his Go Fund Me page.
We’ve never met, but his daughter lived for mere hours, and in 2019, he will strive to achieve great things in her name. https://t.co/c65MypYkLT
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) April 7, 2019
2. Boy helps elderly lady up steps
A young boy in the USA was captured on camera helping a lady up some steps after he spotted her struggling with her zimmer frame. A heartwarming tweet showing the moment has now been shared over 5,000 times.
8yr-old Maurice Adams
stops to help an elderly woman up a flight of stairs.
Amazing Random Act of Kindness.
Great Kid — Great Parents!
— Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) May 2, 2019
3. Nurse leaves goodies for staff
One of our fabulous RN’s is flying off to pastures new and has left this amazing gift for all the staff on ward 206 very thoughtful (and full of sweets at the bottom 😉) Thankyou Jordon and good luck 😘 @UHDBTrust pic.twitter.com/XMk1oPPyum
— Lynsey Heald RN (@LynseyHeald) May 8, 2019
A nurse in Derby left gifts and treats for the staff on her ward when she left for a new job. A colleague tweeted her appreciation of the kind gesture when she received the package, which contained everything from lip balm to biscuits.
We love seeing how kindness spreads, so if you’ve seen an example of kindness you’d like to share with us email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.