We are The World Blog Fest: An Act of Kindness by Sylvia Stein #WATWBF


Welcome to my first official “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ) post. The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit.  Each month I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:

Belinda Witzenhausen, Carol Walsh,Chrissie Parker, Damyanti Biswas, Emerald Barnes, Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Kaur UppalKate Powell, Lynn Hallbrooks, Mary Giese, Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Simon Falk, Susan Scott,  Sylvia McGrath and myself.   

I am Indie Author Sylvia Stein so happy to be a part of this amazing team and this is my first blog post.  In today’s world, we all need stories that will make us feel so much better about ourselves and that also shed light on the kindness of strangers.   Especially with all the things we read from day to day which can get pretty toxic I was so moved by this story.

Excerpt:    An Act  of Kindness

“It happened at the 2017 edition of the Philadelphia Love Run Marathon.   As many have already seen in the video which went viral instantly and shows a female runner ( not unidentified) who upon trying to finish up her marathon begins to show signs of severe dehydration and on the verge of collapsing.  Upon looking at the video you can clearly see she is on the verge of tears while two runners ran past her.    Just then almost immediately,  2 fellow runners take her by the arms and help her try to continue on her journey.  However,  Then a third man surfaces and he takes it upon himself to carry her to the finish line.”

This was a true act of kindness between them.   Here were many who are in it for the competitiveness of the marathon.   These men took upon themselves to help someone in need.   They did not put themselves first.    In this day where many are in it for themselves.  This story was so inspiring and I cried as I saw how the men were so willing to help a stranger and did not expect anything in return.      It is about helping your fellow man and these men all showed such kindness and empathy on someone who clearly needed help.    They did not worry about how their times would be affected by it.  Especially the man who carried her all the way to the finish line.   The song Put a Little love in your heart rang through my mind as I decided on writing about this story.    This story is about an Act of Kindness by good samaritans stopping in to help another human being.    This is why I wanted to blog about this on the We Are The World Blogfest.

In conclusion. this story was about the kindness of others and it spoke to me because as you see in the video the woman is clearly not able to finish the race on her own.  She is exhausted and clearly ready to fall down.    Then these men step up to help her.   I do not think it could get any more simple than that.   I have watched the video a few times and each time I can’t help but cry happy tears.  As Ellen Degeneres always says, Be Kind To One another.”

This story was reported by more than multiple media sites this comes from the information by the eyewitness news local channel ABC KABC_TV:   I have posted the link to the video which has gone viral.

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21 thoughts on “We are The World Blog Fest: An Act of Kindness by Sylvia Stein #WATWBF

  1. Sylvia, this is a wonderful story. I thought I’d share this YouTube video of Dolly Parton singing her song, “Put A Little Love in your Heart” at the end of a CMA show. The person putting it on YouTube was in the choir in the background. Anyway, I hope you can see it and hopefully others will see what you mean when you compare the song to this story. #WATWB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oql4DU8s3D8

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