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Home sweet home

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42 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
6 067
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Story: 
On September 18th, 2017 I found out that I had successfully been hired for a job that I was very anxious about. My room mates had been in the loop about the application process and were very excited to hear that I had been hired! At the same time, one of my room mates was sick with a cold. My third room mate purchased a cake and had it decorated "Congratulations Agusta and Get well soon Pam". I thought it was very unique and thoughtful. A simple act of kindness to show both Pam and myself, experiencing far different circumstances, that she cared about us equally. The cake was delicious.

Cellhpone, Wallet, Keys

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32 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
6 094
Location: 
Story: 
While at a concert in Gainesville, Florida, me and my roommates were outside cooling off during a set change. As we sat outside, the people at the table next to left to go back inside. A few moments later, we noticed the woman that was sitting there had left her wallet/purse on the table and walked off without it. My roommate then took it upon himself to take it inside and walk out until he found he. She hadn't realized she'd left it until he brought it to her.

Stepping Above and Beyond to Hold a Team Together

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130 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
90 593
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Story: 
As being apart of a Cheerleading team there has to be a lot of support given by our team and our coaches. After our coaches were asked to leave the team, our team was left in a position of unknowing what to do. One of our girls stepped above and beyond and decided to become our new coach. This was an extremely grateful thing for her to do. She was actively caring about the condition of our team and helped lead us to attend our National competition. If she would not have stepped up our team would no longer be a team and we would not have been able to compete.

Giving Food to a Homeless Man

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108 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
90 591
Location: 
Story: 
Last week I was driving around with my friend on an unexpectedly cold day. We drove down a very popular street in Morgantown, WV where it is not uncommon to see homeless people sitting on the curb or in a doorway. It was probably less than 30 degrees outside and was snowing that really wet, icy snow. There was a man huddled all alone beside one of the buildings. Growing up, my family always helped people by giving a couple extra dollars or some food, but I find it rare that college students ever do that. As we drove by, my friend noticed the man, and a couple seconds after we had passed, asked if we could turn around and go to Panera Bread. My friend went inside, ordered some nice warm food, and walked it over to the man. I was watching from my car window, and the joy and gratefulness that poured out of that man was priceless.

Caring for Neighbors

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76 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 448
Location: 
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It happened in Chinese New Year, which is a little bit later than normal New Year. I barely remember it, because I was busy with my mid-term exams. I did not expect any new year gift or so. However, when I got home, I saw a sticker on my door, which says, "happy Chinese New Year!". Besides that, there was a present bag, a sweater was inside. I was so moved. It was from my neighbor, a little girl. I gave some candy and a Thanks notes in front of her door. I felt there was a connection had been building through these caring behaviors.

Offering a Ride

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50 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
6 047
Location: 
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I intern at an Elementary school along with another girl for a college course. Since I don't own a car, I walk to and from the school on days that I also have classes after I’m finished at the school. While I was walking down from the school the other girl that I work with was driving past me and recognized me. She offered me a ride back to campus even though she was going the opposite way so that she could go home and grab her things for a class that was in an thirty minutes. It was really nice of her to do so because we only know each other from interning at the school and she was taking time out of her busy schedule to help me out. I thanked her and told her I really appreciated it and gave her my actively caring bracelet and explained to her that I don't know many people that would stop and give someone they barely knew a ride.

A Moment for Myself

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143 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
121 870
Location: 
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On a Saturday afternoon, I brought my two dogs to the Morgantown Dog Park. There were several dogs already enjoying themselves there with their owners watching them run around from the benches. After bringing my dogs through both gates, they started to run around and socialize. Like any good dog mom, I watched from a distance and didn't embarrass them. After forty minutes, it was time to leave. My actively caring moment happened on the way home. I was walking both of my dogs home and already crossed the south park bridge. After crossing the street on Brockway, I was thinking about the other plans I had for the day when my dogs crossed leashes and I tried to fix them. In the five second progress of fixing that, I tripped on the sidewalk and fell. I was hurt and my dogs didn't seem to notice. I proceeded to get up fast, praying no one saw me. This is when I received a tap on my shoulder. I pulled my headphones off to hear what a girl was saying to me. She asked if I was okay and if I needed any help. I didn't have time to assess how I was so, I responded by saying I think I am okay but could you hold my dogs' leashes while I check myself out. She agreed and I realized I busted to of my left hand's knuckles, ripped my jeans and was bleeding from my knee, and looked like a blood bluster on my right palm. I was in a little pain but, I knew I would be okay. Having a moment where I could focus on myself after tripping on the sidewalk, made a big difference. I had my wristband in my backpack and gave the actively care bracelet to her with an explanation of it. She handed the leashes back and smiled.

tire help

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168 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 441
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I was stranded on the side of the road. My tire had blown out, and I didn't know how to change it. As I was sitting on the side of the road, hopeless, a stranger pulled up alongside me. He asked me if I needed help, and I said yes. Without hesitation he parked his car in front of mine and helped me put the donut on my car. I was so grateful. If not for his help, I don't know how long I would have been there. It was a simple act, but it was impactful. He shook my hand, wished me a good day and left. As he was leaving, I remembered the green bracelet I had received in one of my school classes, meant to be given to someone who I observed being kind. I asked him to wait, and grabbed the bracelet from the backpack in my trunk. After explaining the purpose of the gesture, the mans face lit up. He thanked me and said how he looked forward to passing it on to someone himself. He told me his name, Patrick, and then went on his way.

Help!

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109 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
82 213
Story: 
I saw my friend Kylie post on facebook about how she needed help later that night, I texted her and asked what she needed help on. She said she needed help lifting some boxes from point A to point B and was unable to do so because of how heavy it was and her back problem she has. I asked my big sister in my sorority if she wanted to help out Kylie that night and she was more than happy to do so. We went to Taco Bell before and my big sis, Sommer bought us all some nice TBELL before the hard part (lifting). This was the second act of kindness she did, the first one was stepping up to help out a friend. I am so happy to have a person like Sommer in my life that is always for helping out a friend in need no matter what.

Actively Caring at WVU

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76 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 443
Location: 
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As I was walking to my class in Brooks Hall there were a lot of students walking opposite ways and crowed together. I saw a fellow student scattering through some papers and one sheet of paper fell and when she went to pick it up all of the other papers fell. Other students continued to walk, stepping on and over her papers. As I rushed over a guy walked up and helped her pick up her papers and re-organize them into a stack. I walked up to him and told him about the this project and the significance of the number on the bracelet and to be sure to pass it along to watch how far it goes online. He was shocked but thanked me for being bold enough to walk up to him and share.

Giving money to a complete stranger

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123 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 444
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I witnessed a college aged male standing beside his recently broken down vehicle in a parking lot near a main road give a random passerby $20 after being asked. Even though this student was experiencing a small crisis himself, he still did not hesitate to give something to someone in need.

Activity Caring Project: WVU

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439 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
121 849
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ID #: 100311 PSYC 379 Section 1 Actively Caring Project 4/14/16 Date of the Story: 2/10/2016 Bracelet #: 121849 On a bitterly cold February afternoon, I was on my way to lunch with a friend when I had just happened to witness a small act of kindness. We had briefly stopped outside of the Mountainlair to talk to a friend near a man who had been attempting to give out, not sell, copies of the Qur’an, the Muslim bible. Being the bitter morning it was, students had no trouble overlooking the man as they scurried their way into the warm buildings. As we talked, a young student had approached the man, much to the man’s delight. The student said he would only take a Qur’an and listen to its teachings if he could buy the man a warm meal and coffee. I overheard the man protest, not wanting any charity, but the student insisted. As the conversation with my friends ended, we began to walk into the lair for rood ourselves. Once settled, I had noticed the man and the student sitting together a few tables down, sharing a warm meal together as they talked and talked. Seeing this made me smile, and I was very happy I kept ACP bracelet on hand in case I witnessed this type of situation on campus. I waited around a little while after lunch, waiting for the right time to approach the student. I had caught him just after the two said their goodbyes and commended him for doing such a nice thing for a stranger, explaining I had secretly been noting their interaction. He was surprised someone had noticed and waved it off as just something to brightened his day. I gave him the bracelet and explained where to go, what to do, and he had no problem accepting it. I think we both were excited to where it would end up.

Roadside Assistance

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336 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
121 889
Location: 
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I was with a couple of friends heading to Pittsburgh for the day for a concert. The concert was at a venue we had never been to before, and all of the parking spots were on the street with parking meters. We were expecting a parking lot, so we were frantically searching between the seats, under the seats, and in our pockets for any change we could find to feed the meter. A woman walking by told us not to worry because we didn't have to feed the meters after a certain time. It wasn't about the money, but I was worried about getting a ticket because the concert was supposed to last for a few hours. We were very appreciative that the woman took a second to help us out.

Graduate School

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444 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
121 855
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I observed my girlfriend going out of her way to be extra kind to one of her classmates who had not been offered admission into a graduate program yet. She reassured her classmate that she still had a chance of getting into a program, and that she could get off the waitlist at WVU. She also told her that people who face challenges end up being stronger in the end. If she didn’t get in this time, she can take a year off and re-apply. During this year off she can focus on herself and improve her chances of getting into a program. I felt like this was a very nice thing for her to do.

Good Deeds Don't Go Unnoticed

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494 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
94 844
Location: 
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It was Valentine's Day weekend in Morgantown, WV when I witnessed this heart felt act of kindness. My Boyfriend and I had decided to go to a local restaurant for brunch on High Street, a common street for homeless people of the city to reside. It was rather cold outside that day as well for snow had fallen earlier in the week. When we first arrived at the restaurant, we noticed a homeless man sitting on a stoop by our car. We smiled at him, but moved along as he seemed to be occupied. During brunch, my boyfriend had decided to order an extra entree to be taken out at the end of our meal. I thought nothing of it. However, when we were done eating at the restaurant and were walking back to our car, the act of kindness occurred. My boyfriend had really ordered the meal for the homeless man. He went over to him, gave him the food, and wished him a happy Valentine's Day. The man was extremely grateful. But then we noticed something else. The man also had a dog that he was hiding in his coat. With the act of kindness not stopping there, my boyfriend then decided to walk over to the pet store, grab a can of dog food, and bring it back to the man for the dog. The homeless man was in tears. That is the moment I knew to pass the wristband on.

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