Being busy with acts of kindness can help people who suffer from social anxiety to mingle more easily. This is the opinion of Canadian researchers Jennifer Trew of Simon Fraser University and Lynn Alden of the University of British Columbia, in a study published in Springer's journal Motivation and Emotion. read more
The Department of Awesomely Good Deeds is pleased to report that Swedish artist Stefan Siverud (previously featured here) is still hard at work decorating the shells of snails to help them stand out and thus prevent them from getting stepped on. Show More Summary
You know what they say: no good deed goes unpunished. One woman is finding that out the hard way, after she jumped onto some train tracks to save a dog.
Kenneth Cole has set up a Google alert for his name, and when the designer saw a bummer of a story pop up on said Google alert earlier this month, he decided to take action. The DNAinfo article was about a Brooklyn man who set his $300 Kenneth Cole tote...
Good deeds ranged from hiding treats for co-workers to the father's registration to be an organ donor.
Today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds salutes the staff at Tampa International Airport who took a sad lost toy situation and turned it into an awesome adventure with a very happy ending. 6-year-old Owen Lake accidentally left his beloved stuffed tiger Hobbes at the airport before boarding flight to Houston. Show More Summary
After Maddy Grayless's family said she wanted to make a difference, supporters have posted good deeds in her honor on social media.
A Texas firefighter has lost his volunteer position after reportedly writing on Facebook that alleged Charleston gunman Dylann Roof “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.” Kurtis Cook, who had belonged to the Mabank Fire...Show More Summary
Rachael Bellamy thought she was doing a good deed when she pulled out her phone and recorded a situation that she felt was “child abuse” inside of a restaurant. But after she posted the video to Facebook, many have come out against what she did including police in Grand Prairie, Texas. Show More Summary
A volunteer Texas firefighter was terminated for posting on social media that alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.” The comment by Mabank Fire Department volunteer Kurtis Cook was posted to the Facebook page of a South Carolina...
An East Texas volunteer firefighter was fired for posting on Facebook that the alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof "needs to be praised for the good deed he has done." The Mabank fire department announced that it has "terminated...Show More Summary
Blake Shelton took time out of his 39th birthday to do a good deed for a fellow Oklahoman Thursday. Roho Hartman was driving home from work when he became stranded in waist high flood waters produced by Tropical Storm Bill. He and aShow More Summary
Ed Sheeran can do no wrong lately. Social media recently exploded with the news and viral footage of Ed Sheeran crashing a fundraising event in the best possible way, when he joined 13-year-old solo singer Sydney Bourbeau on stage during her rendition of Ed Sheeran’s own song for a fundraising event. Show More Summary
Sunday night, Game of Thrones capped a ten-episode run in which the show seemed more brutal than ever, with countless characters subjected to fates worse than death (and often death, too). It’s enough to make you wonder if good things ever happen to good people. As gruesome as Game of... More »
He's been unchained! For all of the good deeds Nick Jonas has been doing for the LGBT Community recently, we really think he deserves nothing but the best. But we guess good fortune just wasn't in Nick's cards, because he's apparently broken up with his girlfriend Olivia Culpo after nearly two whole years of dating! [ Related: Nick [...]
A homeless man named Joe recently had a bit of good luck, inheriting some much-needed money from a deceased relative. Unfortunately, after withdrawing $10,000 of it and going on a little shopping spree, he left it on a bench. He never...Show More Summary
If you caught a foul ball in a MLB stadium, would you give it away? That’s what one noble A’s fan did Tuesday night in (...)
The city wants to encourage more Chicagoans to volunteer with a new website, called One Good Deed Chicago. [ more › ]
The city of Chicago has launched a new website to help people become mentors and volunteer. The One Good Deed Chicago site is designed to be a "one-stop shop" for people to register to volunteer, and for organizations to let it be known they need people for mentoring and other specific volunteer activities. Show More Summary
Every day heroes can come in small sizes. No one has demonstrated this more than eight-year-old Christian McPhilamy, who is making waves across the Internet after his mom posted pictures of his two-year journey to grow out his golden hair for cancer patients. Show More Summary