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The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 3 By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 anecdotes about good deeds, including this one: Because of illness, comedian/singer Martha Raye was unable to appear on Garry Moore’s nighttime show, so... More > Carol Burnett, then a relative unknown, was asked to replace her. Ms. Raye watched the show, then mock-complained to Mr. Moore, “I knew you were going to have to get someone good to replace me—but did you have to get someone that good?” She also sent Ms. Burnett twelve roses.< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 4 By David Bruce
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Print edition. Comedian Danny Thomas received his greatest compliment from Mike Todd, who was in a nightclub while Mr. Thomas was performing. Mr. Todd had lifted his coffee cup from his saucer when... More > Mr. Thomas went into the dramatic part in his “Ode to the Wailing Lebanese.” Mr. Todd felt it was inappropriate to put the coffee cup to his lips at such a dramatic moment, and he was afraid that he would make a noise if he set the coffee cup back down. So he held the coffee cup suspended in mid-air for three minutes, until the dramatic part was over.< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 5 By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contain 250 stories about good deeds, including this one: When Paul Dver was a high-school student, he met comedian Soupy Sales, became friends with him, and even... More > occasionally talked to him on the telephone. Paul would tell his fellow high-school students that he was friends with Soupy Sales, and of course they didn’t believe him. One day, Paul asked Soupy for a favor. Paul and a friend were appearing in a play, and Paul asked Soupy to record an advertisement for them because if it were recorded in Soupy’s voice the local radio station would play it. Soupy did more than just record the advertisement as written. He threw in some ad-libs and made it funny. Of course, Paul’s high-school friends were amazed to hear Soupy’s voice on the radio advertising Paul and his friend’s play.< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 6 By David Bruce
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Print edition. This volume collects 250 stories of good deeds, including this one: Comedian Chris Rock’s parents, Julius and Rose, are good people. Together, they cared — well — for... More > 17 foster children while Chris was growing up. Even as a schoolgirl, Rose was doing good deeds. Some very young children at her school would be unwashed for days, so she began bringing a bar of soap to school to clean them so that their classmates would not tease them.< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 7 By David Bruce
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Print edition. This book contains 250 stories about good deeds, including this one: At a 2010 concert in Philadelphia, John Mayer saw 11-year-old Austin Christy in the audience. Austin was holding a... More > sign that asked, “Can I play ‘Belief’ with you?” Mr. Mayer invited Austin onstage and allowed him to play guitar on “Belief.” Austin said, “I was really excited. I was thinking that it wasn’t real.” Austin had been practicing the song so that he could play it for his mother, who was in the audience. Mr. Mayer also gave Austin a gift: a red Squier guitar. Mr. Mayer autographed the guitar: “To Austin, You rock. Keep playing. See you at your show.” Afterwards, Mr. Mayer tweeted, “8 out of 8 band members agree, Philly is always an awesome show. XO J.” Austin also submitted his own tweet for Mr. Mayer: “@johncmayer thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”< Less
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds: Volume 2 By David Bruce
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This book collects 250 stories about good deeds, including this one: When the great 19th-century actor Sir Henry Irving discovered an old woman who needed money to survive but who couldn’t... More > work, he would hire her to take care of the cats in his theater. Later, he was going to hire an old woman to take care of the cats, but then he discovered that he had already hired three old women to take care of the cats. Therefore, he hired this old woman to take care of the three old women who took care of the cats.< Less
The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 1) By David Bruce
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This book contains 250 stories about good deeds, including this one: On 27 September 2012 in Hollywood, British comedian Russell Brand drove a group of homeless people in his car to the Newsroom... More > Café for breakfast. Mr. Brand has done other good deeds for homeless people. Also in September 2012, after leaving a yoga class, he ran into a homeless person to whom he gave water and a white T-shirt. And in March 2012, he gave £400 to a homeless man.< Less
The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 2) By David Bruce
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This book contains accounts of 250 good deeds, including this one: On 21 February 1970, actress Françoise Pascal, who was pregnant, went to actress Vivianne Ventura’s house.... More > Unfortunately, a fire broke out. She was on the third floor, and many people—including film director Roman Polanski and film producer Gene Gutowsky—held a sheet for her to jump on. She jumped, missed the sheet, and landed on some iron railings—her neck was between two railings, and her left arm was impaled on a railing. Unconscious, she was taken to a hospital. She lost her baby. Drugged on morphine to stop the pain, she drifted in and out of consciousness. She vaguely remembers an Indian doctor who comforted her. Once she came out of the morphine-induced haze, she learned her friend the comedian Peter Sellers had visited her, dressed as an Indian doctor so that members of the press would not recognize him. He left a card for her; on the card he had written, “MY GOD, BUT YOU’RE LOVELY.”< Less
The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 3) By David Bruce
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This books contains 250 stories of good deeds: In June 2013, Redditor coldxshivers wrote about a good deed that a friend did when a couple of high-school students skipped out on their bill at a local... More > Denny’s. The friend noticed the students’ server starting to cry as she looked for the money that the students did not leave behind, so the friend left a $19.71 tip and this note: “Hope this makes up for the skipped-out bill!! Cheer up [happy face].”< Less
The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 4) By David Bruce
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Homeless people often ask people for spare change. Prankster-with-a-heart Roman Atwood decided to make their dreams come true. He prepared himself ahead of time — obviously — and when a... More > homeless person asked him for change, he gave that person change from his pockets, change from out of his shoe, bills from under his hat, change from his kangaroo pouch, and change from other, not obvious places, including a cup and a boom box. He even offered the homeless person a sandwich — but the sandwich had miraculously turned to change! Roman was friendly, and the homeless people were very appreciative — one said, “You saved my life, bro!”< Less