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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# kindness

All time
Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza
Actress and wellness advocate Leigh Arnold and her husband run a wellness retreat in Ibiza. She set up a free online wellness portal for everyone in lockdown.
# come from away
A musical about 9/11: 'It has allowed me to define what happened in a way I never thought possible'
The show opened last night at the Abbey Theatre.
Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder place
Can you get someone to stop talking without feeling and appearing rude? Yes. There are ways to do it kindly, writes Gill Hasson.
# one of the gals
This teen invited an older woman on a night out after she said she missed going out with friends
A squad for all ages.
# Nice Touch
Former Nazi POW leaves entire estate to 'kind' Scottish town where he was held
The former German soldier stayed on to work in the Perthshire village for a time after the war and later returned to visit.
# Above and beyond
16 times Irish people were pure sound in 2016
# kindness of strangers
Brother of cyclist killed in Dublin collision thanks locals for their kindness
Neil Fox visited the scene yesterday and a local family took him in for breakfast.
# good people
Reddit sent toys and nappies to a mother whose fiancé died on Christmas Eve
A crowdfunding page has also raised over $6000 in donations.
# kindness
12 acts of everyday heroism that will instantly put a smile on your face
No matter how bad your Monday.
# A helping hand
Iranians create 'walls of kindness' to help homeless people through winter
People have been leaving clothes and shoes on hooks in cities all across the country.
# Awwwww
A Waterford radio station surprised a widowed father with a trip to London
As one texter said: “All the feels”.
# Act Of Kindness
This heroic couple saved the day when these Irish fans lost their rugby tickets
So sound.
# Cardiff
Check out this Tesco worker's act of kindness for a cancer patient
People are nice sometimes, aren’t they?
# here to help
'The cashier came out of the kitchen, sat down, and began helping the man to eat'
An uplifting story for your Thursday evening.
# here to help
A McDonald's cashier's lovely act of kindness for an elderly man is going viral
An uplifting story for your Thursday.
# raok
A grieving Tipp family shared this unexpected act of kindness from a local takeaway
“They kept a family smiling in a time of great sorrow”.
# dog day afternoon
Two kind strangers came to the aid of a dog left out in the pouring rain
Dogs need random acts of kindness too!
# Take a Break
No such thing as a free lunch? Not for these pensioners
Take a break and read about this random act of kindness.
# pure sound
8 spontaneous acts of kindness that will make you smile
Our hearts.
# random act of kindness
This man's wonderful act of kindness to an Irish woman will melt your heart
There are some lovely people out there.
# kindness
This uplifting Humans of Dublin photo comes with the most incredible story
What started out as a trip to the shop took a very different turn for Jamie Harrington.
# Wee daniel
This Daniel O'Donnell act of kindness is the talk of Twitter
A total gentleman.
# raok
This random act of kindness on a train is going viral worldwide
Somebody’s day just got made.
# little things
15 tiny but lovely acts of kindness you can do right this minute
C’mon, be sound.
Opinion: The simple, powerful gesture you can make to balance the sadness of the past week
Anyone who keeps up with current affairs in Ireland would be hard-pressed to find a smile these days. I’ve decided what I need to do to change things – if even in a small way.
Opinion: Absolute strangers have reached out to help us – I feel better about what tomorrow brings
Last week I wrote about how my wife and I had fallen on hard times and were now sleeping in our car. The response we have received has restored our faith in human kindness.
# freezin
Norwegians react wonderfully to freezing boy at bus stop
We’re not crying, it’s the wind.
# you got a friend
Kid shaves his head so his friend with cancer won't feel alone
Can’t cope.
# christmas wish
WATCH: Wife surprises husband and new partner two years after her death
There will be tears. Oh yes, there will be tears.
# Rolling Jubilee
How the Occupy movement cleared an 80-year-old woman's $983 medical bill
The Occupy movement started as a nebulous concept, but has recently begun buying personal debt.
# tis the season
Coffee shop appeals for tip jar thief to come forward... so they can help him
The Nervous Dog Coffee Bar are holding a food drive for the man caught stealing on camera.
# free hugs
9 reasons why you might need a hug today
Bring it in bro, bring it in.
# sponsored by electric ireland
Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week
Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from commenters.
# Caring
Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland
Survey finds that while young Irish men are ranked least kind – people are also less likely to BE kind to young men.
# sponsored by electric ireland
Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
It’s time for some Monday morning feelgood inspiration.
# faith in humanity
10 things to remind you that people are actually generous
Forget about this Budget day doom and gloom, and remember why you have faith in humanity.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our roundup of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# acts of kindness
9 small acts that will restore your faith in humanity
There are some REALLY good people out there.
# kind
Here are your random acts of kindness
From returning a lost purse to giving an elderly neighbour a lift, our commenters tell us about their recent acts of kindness.
# kindness
What random acts of kindness have you carried out lately?
Tell us in the comments – and find out more about the Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness festival.