Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Two Little Hearts - Both For Sharing


--by walkingraven, posted Nov 2, 2010

I found a website that sells tiny pewter hearts which are not too expensive, so, I bought a batch and I keep a couple in my pocket most of the time.

Whenever I find the opportunity, when I am out in stores, at a yard sale or at work or anywhere really, I will ask the person I am speaking with to give me their hand. I put two of those little hearts in the palm of their hand saying, "Keep one and pass the other one on."

The responses I get are amazing! If I had won the Lottery there would not be bigger smiles or more excitement.  Everyone immediately wants to tell me who is getting the other heart; someone with cancer, their child who was grumpy this morning, and so on.  

A little sharing really makes people happy!

P.S.  In my other pocket I carry dog biscuits so even their canine friends can be happy!

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Readers Comments

Happy7 wrote: What a great story. I love reading all these neat ideas. God bless you
Gary wrote: I was very inspired by your idea. Here's what i did as a result:


At work, we have a program with cards to recognize someone who does exceptional work. I decided to create a version for my personal life. I created some business cards that say "you are awesome" with a link to my blog entry around that idea.

I hand them out to people who make my day, who are exceptional at what they do, who are doing their best to make the world a better place.



Thanks for the inspiration. You've created a wonderful ripple effect.
HelpOthers.org wrote: The website to buy the hearts has now been added as a link in the story - thanks walkingraven for sharing the link :) please click on the link in the first sentence for those who would like to know where to get the hearts.
Betsy wrote: So, where can you get the interlocking hearts?
sunshin3 wrote: So simple, so sweet :)
serveothers wrote: What a wonderful idea. It would be great if you could share the place you bought these.
iroshads wrote: Just wow. May i kindly know that website?
annjav wrote: What a simple sweet effective idea! Cheers to you for passing it along!
Michelle wrote: Wow! This is such a cute idea, it reminds of the turtle doves in home alone. What's the website you get the little hearts from?
Penny wrote: I'd love to know the website too! Thanks.

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