Today, across the globe, kindness is being celebrated as part of a worldwide initiative aimed at spreading a positive message, highlighting good deeds and changing people's mindset.
World Kindness Day, marked on November 13, was launched by the World Kindness Movement (WKM) and is observed in a number of countries.
What's the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you? What does kindness mean to you?
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Share your own experiences with us on Twitter using #WorldKindnessDay #WKM #WorldKindnessMovement or on Facebook and we'll add them to our list.