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These incredible stories show the kindness and cleverness of kids keeping others safe, fed and clean. Join us as we smile in India, Wales, USA

Happy Tuesday!

They always say young minds are the future. Today’s stories show how kindhearted students improve the lives of those around them.

Check out how these kids are changing the world!

Today’s dose of kindness in India, Wales, USA

Today’s dose of kindness in India, Wales, USA

Student Develops App to Help Road Accident Victims

Student Develops App to Help Road Accident Victims 🛣️

A young student in India, Rupesh, came up with an app idea after a friend lost his father in a road accident. This was sadly due to the ambulance not making it in time. Rupesh created Rakshak Road Safety App, which enabled instant reporting and emergency responses in the case of vehicular accidents. It also informs police stations, close friends of the victim, and the people within a 1 km radius of the incident. Not stopping there, the app also has numerous safety features to prevent accidents from happening, such as a speedometer and road safety rules.

Location: Jharkhand, India

Full story: Read it here

12-year-old Schoolboy Helped Pay for Elderly Woman’s Groceries

12-year-old Schoolboy Helped Pay for Elderly Woman’s Groceries 🍞

When Olly went into the local shop to buy his favorite drink, he noticed an elderly lady at the checkout struggling to pay for a loaf of bread. Immediately, this 12-year-old schoolboy handed over some of his pocket money. He had just received £5 from his grandmother as a reward for getting a certificate at school, and happily covered the £2 cost of the bread. Olly didn’t even tell his family, as he later said he didn’t think much of it. However, his mum saw a post on Facebook from another customer who witnessed the encounter and praised Olly’s kindness.

Location: Denbighshire, Wales

Full story: Read it here

Student Builds On-site Laundry Room for Bullied Classmates

Student Builds On-site Laundry Room for Bullied Classmates 🧦

A Philadelphia high school senior, Jimmy Tomredle, realized some classmates had stopped coming in due to constant bullying - they were picked on for their dirty clothes. Jimmy learned how this was due to their parents not having the time or money to wash them. This gave him the idea to help by building a free laundry room on campus. A generous local appliance store agreed to donate a washer and dryer after Jimmy explained the situation. This little laundry room has now been named, ‘Tomredle’s Terrifically Tidy Laundry Services.’

Location: Philadelphia, USA

Full story: Read it here

 

These incredible stories show the kindness and cleverness of kids keeping others safe, fed and clean. I’m sure many of us could take lessons in compassion from children (and capybaras).

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson