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How acts of kindness build community
May 9, 2024

By DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal reporters | Editor’s note: Healthy Trailblazer Journal reporters have researched the connection between health and the communities where people live, work, study, and play. Showing kindness to others can increase feelings of happiness and improve overall well-being, accord- ing to doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Below are thoughts on kindness from 8A and 8B reporters.

“Every time you do a kind gesture, someone may want to do it for another person and that person pays it forward for the next person.” —Khyir

“Talk to the youth. Help small business. Build parks. Invest in education. And stop the violence.” —Tyler

“Acts of kindness build a community by causing less violence around the world.” —Tianna

“It allows people to have a nice, kind space, and it helps build trust.” —Laila F.

“It can make people feel more trusted, careful, and thoughtful. It can brighten up someone’s day.” —Jamir

“If everyone is always kind to one another, then that would make us have a healthy community.” —Noah

“When you do kind things for people, they want to help you. It builds community because it brings more people together.” — Ramir

Illustration by Aubree, fifth grade, Wm. Cramp E.S.

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