Boise Kind is opening your home to new Boise residents. "A stranger invited me to dinner after sharing an experience on social media," shared Alex. "We both are originally from Hawaii. She used her last jar of fresh lilikoi from her mother's house in Hawaii. The food didn't merely fill my stomach, but my heart. She didn’t ask to help me by feeding me, but rather invited me into her home. Here there is aloha."
"It was just great to see so many people will to help another." - Sarah
As Sarah shares, Boise Kind is about helping others, "One day in downtown Boise I saw a gentleman in a wheelchair get stuck in a ramp. There were at least 4 people who witnessed this and helped him. It was just great to see so many people willing to help another."
"I saw several acts of kindness last night." - Nick, Treefort
From night one at Treefort, Boise Kind was on display as Nick shared, "I saw several acts of kindness last night. A staff of people handing out earplugs for free. Later, a woman got sick moments before the Philharmonic performed. Many people rushed to her assistance when she collapsed. My daughters, nearby, were scared at the sight of a person on the floor, clearly suffering, and a woman nearby made sure to help them feel safe."
Deanna shared this Boise Kind story of how we can show kindness in our everyday work. "We received amazing customer service at Boise State's passport office this morning. We were very early for our appointment, and the lady who helped us didn't make us wait. It was a small thing, but her helpful attitude made a big impact on our day. We left smiling and grateful to be part of Boise's community."
"Now I try to do the same for other folks in the community." - Colin
Boise Kind is about inspiring others to show kindness as well. Colin shares this story about being new to Boise, "In my first 2-3 weeks in Boise I was looking for a job and literally every person I asked was willing to introduce me to someone, have coffee, or tell me about cool organizations and people they thought I would connect well with. This was extremely kind and had a huge influence on what I thought of Boise. Now I try to do the same for other folks in the community."
"She went inside the store and sure enough, the wallet had been turned in to a clerk at the store... untouched." - Yvette
Boise Kind is about finding things that belong to others, and making sure they are returned. Yvette shares this Boise Kind moment, "My niece left her wallet in a grocery cart at Albertsons. Full of cash, cards, driver license - she is about to go on vacation in a couple days, so the panic she felt as she realized that she may not have her driver license was intense! She returned to the store to discover empty carts ... no wallet. She went inside the store and sure enough, it was turned in to a clerk... untouched."
Boise Kind is looking for opportunities to give to others. Tracy shared this story about a great day in Boise with her son. "My 7-year-old son and I were approaching the ticket office at Taco Bell Arena to buy our tickets for a BSU basketball game when a woman asked us if we would like to use her two tickets. I asked her how much she was asking and she said they were free to us and that they were really great seats - and they were! She could have let these tickets go unused but her act of kindness in finding two people who would appreciate them added to a great day for my son and me."
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