At Gosh! we believe kindness keeps the world afloat and we are always on the lookout for selfless people doing kind things for others. Share your acts of kindness with us on social media with #GoshKindness
1. My Almost Big Fat Greek Wedding
Craig Williams and Kirsty Ward from Sheffield had been saving up for years to be able to take their three children and close friends and family away to Cyprus for their big dream wedding. With the tickets booked through Thomas Cook and just three weeks to go, the news broke that the travel agency had collapsed. The couple were absolutely devastated, knowing there was no way their dream wedding could go ahead. However, the next day they got an incredible message that turned everything around. A local hotel owner Simon Cotton heard about the terrible news and offered the couple a free wedding package at The White Hart Hotel in Harrogate worth £3,000. Not only that but Simon rallied other local businesses together who offered Craig and Kirsty catering, hair and make-up, flowers and entertainment, all free of charge. The couple couldn’t believe how quickly the businesses turned it around and their dream day took place just a week after originally planned, all because of the kindness of others.
2. You’re Never Too Young to Start Being Kind
Seven-year-old Dejah Robinson has dedicated her time to making people smile. The schoolgirl from Ipswich spent hours handmaking two hundred glittery sunflowers with her mum Lindzi before handing them out to passers-by. “I love to make people smile it makes the world a better place” says Dejah. What’s better is that the lovely sunflowers are not Dejah’s first act of kindness. Every Christmas, Dejah puts together Christmas gift boxes for the shoe box appeal and takes cakes to the local care home where her nan works. What a little gem Dejah is, being so passionate to spread kindness at such a young age!
3. A Shiny New Football Kit
When Ashton Cayton, 9, lost a bag containing his beloved football kit he was so upset knowing his mum wouldn’t be able to afford a replacement. Searching desperately alone in the pouring rain, a woman walking her dog noticed Ashton and offered to help him. Sadly, they weren’t able to find it so they walked Ashton back home to his mum Sarah, but the kind lady went back to the park to keep searching. A little while later, Sarah was shocked to find an envelope addressed to Ashton at their door, enclosing a handwritten letter and a wad of £20 notes. The letter was from the kind woman explaining how she had not been able to find Ashton’s kit but here was £100 to replace it. Although she never left her name, what the kind lady did leave was advice for Ashton to ‘work hard in school and do something nice for someone’. Sarah and Ashton were blown away by the kindness and generosity of the stranger, as we are too!
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