Showing An Act of Kindness: You Never Know!

This is the most powerful story of what an act of kindness can do. I’ve never forgotten this story. I hope it will stay with you long after you read it, too. Thank you Coach Muller.

My Good Time Stories

The great Chinese movie actor, Jackie Chan, once said, “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life”. It is so true! The great thing about showing kindness towards others is that it is free! It costs you nothing but can have a tremendous positive influence on the person who is receiving your kind deed.

The following story has been around for a while but is a great illustration demonstrating how one act of kindness can change another individual’s life FOREVER!


One day, when I was a freshman in high school,

I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.

His name was Kyle.

It looked like he was carrying all of his books.

I thought to myself, ‘Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?

He must really be a nerd.’

I had quite a weekend planned…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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19 Responses to Showing An Act of Kindness: You Never Know!

  1. Ritu says:

    💛🙏🏼💛🙏🏼

  2. beetleypete says:

    A truly great story, and a valuable life lesson too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. What a very heart wrenching story. One can see that kindness never is useless. xx Michael

  4. Kindness is THE most important thing to teach a child, or a grown up for that matter. Lovely story Jennie.

  5. Don Ostertag says:

    Whew! What a heart warming story, Jennie.

  6. Darlene says:

    That story gets to me every time. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. Thank you for sharing. A reminder taken.

  8. A wonderful story, Jennie. So heartwarming that we can make such a huge difference simply by being kind to one another.

  9. petespringerauthor says:

    Fabulous story that reinforces how we may not know what others are going through. Sometimes simple acts of kindness can make all the difference.

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