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“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” - Plato We hope you agree and that you’ll join us in making this a Weekend of Kindness. Why not round up a few friends and volunteer at a local animal shelter, organize a park clean-up, or drop by a local retirement community to serenade its residents? Or you may want to focus on our #GetKind theme for the month, education. There’s no limit to the ways you can be kind or the fun you can have while you #getkind!

from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: 19 Animal-Human Hugs That WIll Melt Your Heart

October #GetKind: Getting Kind For Furry Friends

from Rolling Stone

Cyndi Lauper Opens Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth

"Cyndi Lauper Opens Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth. True Colors Residence will be first facility of its kind in New York City."

from POPSUGAR Smart Living

109 Random Acts of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today

We can get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we often forget to think of others. But a small gesture of kindness can not only make someone else's entire day, but it can also make you feel good. So why not spread the love and try

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