Random Act of Kid-ness: Making a Difference in the Lives of Classmates

This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes from Hamden, CT, where 13 year old David Mann, Jr. learned that doing good deeds really does pay off. David noticed that 2 of his classmates who have special needs had been ostracized in school, and he decided to put that to a stop. He befriended the kids and started to help them with homework that they did not understand. David also integrated the 2 kids into his lunch group so that they no longer sit alone in the cafeteria. He says, “It makes me feel awesome to know that I made a difference in their lives by helping them in class.”

David was recently awarded an iPod by Dr. Jeffrey D. Gold, who recognizes the importance of being kind to others.

“Doing good deeds – defined as deeds which benefit others rather than the individual doing the deed – is a step in the right direction: the kind of step which has built this country and even this world.”

                                                                                                                                                    -Dr. Gold

Read more about David and Dr. Gold’s Do A Good Deed contest here.

As you start to make your New Year’s resolutions this week, why not think about more random acts of kindness YOU can do to make the world a better place?!


“Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness – both the ones you have received and the ones you have given – you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.” -Dawna Markova 


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