In a world bigger than themselves, children are often silenced. Their ideas are deemed “childish,” therefore not worthy of attention, and their opinions get labeled with the “just a kid” mark.
But in reality, these voices of little kids are often more illuminating, honest, and creative than self-absorbed adults would like to think.
So, this time we have compiled a wholesome list of the most touching random acts of kindness by kids that prove little ones have the biggest hearts. Be sure to upvote your favorite of these feel-good stories and don’t forget to check out part 1 when you’re done reading this one. And… tell your good kids you love them, ‘cause they’re really worth it (and much more!).
My Six-Year-Old Nephew Bridger Saved His Little Sister’s Life By Standing Between Her And A Charging Dog
After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks.
Kids are just kids, they say. And many adults deem the little ones distracted, impulsive, and somewhat lacking a sense of reality. This usually unintentional and often unconscious attitude towards children stops us from really getting to know their incredible minds and unique sense of the world. Even the most complex type of emotions like empathy and kindness find their place in even the smallest ones of us.
To find out more about children’s incredible minds, Bored Panda reached out to Susan Engel, an award-winning book author and senior lecturer at the Dept of Psychology and Gaudino Scholar at Williams College, Massachusetts.
According to Susan, all babies are born curious and are equipped with antenna for detecting novelty. The only difference from adults is that newborns are curious about everything. “A two-year-old wants to know about a little about everything, a 12 or 22-year-old wants to know a lot about some things, and the more they know, the more sophisticated their questions are,” she explained.
Kate Yelled Out In The Store "Daddy I Have A Twin!" The World Could Learn From Kids
I’m So Proud Of My Son, He Seen A Kid Balled Up Into A Corner Crying, So He Went To Console Him, Grabbed His Hand And Walked Him Inside Of The School
It is an honor to raise such a loving, compassionate child! He’s a kid with a big heart, the first day of school started off right.
Meanwhile, as we grow up, our sense of “curiosity tends to get narrower (zero in on specific topics, phenomena, conundrums, etc.), and for some, their curiosity gets simultaneously deeper,” Susan explained.
“Conversations, exploration, and tinkering, all essential activities,” are all the things that nurture children’s inborn thirst for the world around them as they grow to experience it. Susan suggests giving children “lots of time and opportunity to explore, to noodle around with objects, and to talk, however odd and circuitous the conversation may seem.”
Just Wanted To Shed Some Light In This Dark World We Live In
My beautiful nana passed away August 9th, peacefully in her home. Please never forget this beautiful story. It was meant to spread love and kindness, and unfortunately many have turned it into something so negative.
12-Year-Old Kid Makes Shelter Cats And Dogs Stylish Bow Ties To Help Them Find A Home
Despite his young age, a 12-year-old from New Jersey with a heart of gold, Darius Brown has taken an initiative to help our furry friends get adopted much faster. He creates handmade stylish bow ties for four-legged companions (cats and dogs) and donates them to animal shelters to attract the attention of future owners.
Late Last Night, Myles Went On And On About How He Had To Be Twins With A Boy In His Class For Twin Day Because They Look Exactly The Same — Same Eyes, Same Hair. He Was Adamant That They Were Identical
So, after the kids went to bed, I headed to Walmart at 9 p.m. to get matching outfits. Their teacher sent me this picture today. My heart melted.
Obviously, they are two very different children, but Myles didn’t see that. Wouldn’t the world be such a better place if we could all view it through the eyes of a couple 5-year-olds.
A 7 Year Old Promise
A lot of grade-school aged kids may have stayed away from my sister Mary or thought she was weird because she has Downs Syndrome. But not Ben. He always looked out for her, always made sure to pick her on his team at recess and even made a promise to her in 4th grade to take her to the prom someday. 7 years later, he made good on that promise and in the process put a smile on Mary's face & restored my faith in humanity. Have a great time at the prom you two!
Often, adults stop encouraging kids' enquiries as they don’t really know the answer, but it would be best to do the contrary. Susan said that the important things parents could do are really take care of themselves and “nurture their own curiosity,” because “children are incredibly responsive to role models.”
Their ability to learn from role models applies to all the other complex traits, like empathy and kindness. According to scientists, “prosocial behavior,” which is essentially showing helpfulness and kindness to others, emerges as early as the second year of life. Toddlers can bite, snatch, and shout at people, but they can also be gentle and comforting.
Boy Prevents Kidnapping Of A Young Girl
This is Tiernan McCready. This is what a hero looks like.
Last week in the Bogside he saw three males grab an 18 year old girl and try to get her in their van.
Most ADULTS would be paralysed in shock, confusion or fear and fail to act till it was too late. Tiernan reacted instantly and shouted at the males and led the girl away to safety. He then told his mum who rang Police.
Let that sink in
This could have been the start of a potentially serious and harrowing crime. That girl could have been my child, my sister, your child, your family member.
The Bogside, Brandywell, and The Fountain Neighbourhood Team presented Tiernan with a PSNI Badge of Honour (and some Malteasers). But this doesn’t go anywhere near to paying off the debt our community owes this boy. Our youngsters often get a bad rep but remember the vast majority are brave and big hearted just like Tiernan.
Hadn’t Seen Each Other Since Daycare Closed, Parents Arranged A Playdate. When It Was Time To Leave:
I Can't Believe It, 6 Months Ago I Saved Your Life, And Today You Are Enjoying It, I Love You With All My Being
In 2019, This 15-Year-Old Kid Started To Take Care Of His Elderly Neighbors Every Single Day After They Had Medical Setbacks. God Bless You Romemylion
A 5-Year-Old Girl Gently Supporting Her 4-Year-Old Brother As The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy Disrupt Their Playtime
Scientists believe that prosocial behaviors first manifest at one year old with basic things like showing and giving. Quite simply, if “these actions receive positive responses from parents, babies’ motivation for prosocial action is enhanced,” explains Dr. Celia Brownell at the University of Pittsburgh.
“If I Had A Super Power, It Would Be To Fly. I Would Tell Other Children From Around The World To Come And Play With Me And My Sisters, And To Drink Tea Together!” – Mohamad, A Syrian Refugee In Lebanon
Our Kindergarten Classes Learned How To Sign Happy Birthday For Mr. James' Birthday Today. He Was So Surprised
This Little Boy Gave Up His Seat To A Lady Who Entered The Train With A Stroller & Baby. Then As He Is Standing, His Mom Falls Asleep With Her Head On The Bare Railing
He takes her bags & carries them. Then, puts his hand in between her head & railing so she can use it as a pillow.
My Son Was Looking Out Of The Window. Then I Heard Him Fly Down The Steps. I Was Gonna Fuss At Him... Until I Saw Why He Did
He saw my elderly neighbor walking in the rainstorm without an umbrella on friday. And walked him all the way home. Wearing my slippers and my jacket. I love this boy yall.
Moreover, if toddlers see their parents acting kind towards one another, they are much more likely to engage in similar behavior. Actively discussing emotions and needs with their toddlers is likely to also nurture prosocial behavior, and when combined with a child’s inner sense of curiosity, it will surely pave a solid path to kind and open-minded individuals as they grow up.
Crying In An Uber
This Kid Is Going To Places
14-Year-Old Ridan Al-Mashouly From Sana’a, Yemen Regularly Feeds And Provides Food For A Homeless Special Needs Elderly Man From His Paycheck
Ridan works in a restaurant and hopes that he can make enough money to go back to school after temporarily dropping out.
I Am A Teacher. I Am Also Jewish. I Received This Message Today From A Student After My Introductory Lesson On The Holocaust.
My Daughter Said 'I Love You' For The First Time Yesterday, Of Course It Was To The Cat
Kid Taught Himself To Crochet And Was Able To Master The Craft
These Belgian Kids Are Doing A Restoration On The Graves Of WW1 Soldiers
I Got This Two Years Ago From A Neighborhood Kid, We Still Have A Long Way To Go For LGBTQIA+ Rights
11 Year Old Chelsea Makes Art Kits For Kids That May Not Have Access To Art Supplies To Teach Them That Art Is A Start To Healing, Expressing Themselves And Communicating
Whenever My 7 Year Old Daughter Who Has Down Syndrome Draws A Person, She Signs That It's "Dad." I've Saved Them And Put Them On A Canvas For Father's Day. Even Though She Can't Speak The Words, She's Still Able To Tell Her Dad How Much She Loves Him
I teach 8th grade. This week, my homeroom took an angel off the “giving tree” - a little girl. All she asked for was a bike & clothes. My kids all agreed to bring in $2 each & we’d buy her clothes because we couldn’t afford to get the bike. Then today, very quietly one of them came to my room with this.
My 8-Year-Old Is Painting Pet Portraits To Raise Money For The Animal Shelter
My Sons (Age 4, Adopted From Foster Care) Insist They Are Twins
These Kids From Daycare Saying Their Last Goodbyes Before Going To Separate Elementary Schools
Rachel Has Been A Nanny For Curtis For Over A Year. When He Realized Her Senior Prom Was Cancelled, He Wanted To Throw One For Her
A 10-Year-Old Boy And Family Friend Cleaned Snow Off 80 Hospital Workers' Cars During Storm
Kid Learning To Be A Good Person Early On
This Boy Offering A Bottle Of Water To A Policeman During A Hot Day In Baltimore
One of many pictures that I captured today in the midst of helping clean up the city and it speaks VOLUMES.
This Boy's Got His Priorities Straight
My 3-Year-Old Son Was Worried People Wouldn't Be Able To Tell Him And His Best Friend Apart Because Of Their Matching Shirts
Two Street Children, With Barely Enough Money To Afford Slippers, Bandage An Injured Puppy
Had Her For A Week, I Think He Loves Her
We Lost Everything In A House Fire Two Days Ago. Our Little Neighbor Did A Lemonade Stand To Raise Money For Us
And the firemen who tried to save our house came by to support it.