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Shop owners return $1 million lottery scratchcard woman had thrown away
The ticket lay behind the counter at the shop in Massachusetts for 10 days.
# bedtime stories
6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland
There are over 2,100 children in direct provision and over 2,500 experiencing homelessness.
Wladimir Klitschko raises £160,000 by auctioning off robe from Joshua fight
The robe also contained a USB stick with Klitschko’s prediction for the fight.
Woman sets up fund for homeless man who bought her petrol - donations pass €300,000
“I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day.”
# helping hand
Iranian weightlifter auctions Olympic gold medal to help earthquake victims
‘I am returning the gold medal, which is theirs by right, to my people,’ Iran’s Kianoush Rostami wrote.
The Westmeath hurlers donated their post-match meals to the homeless last night
The U21 and senior teams gave their meals out to homeless people in Mullingar and on Grafton St in Dublin.
This guy went above and beyond to help a struggling chip shop owner
It’s amazing what one Facebook post can do.
# Snap Happy
In pics: Ireland rugby squad visit Missionvale Care Centre
The pictures are something else.
A pilot held up a flight so this woman could get to her husband's funeral
This lovely professor looked after a single mum's kids while she took an exam
Dr Krebs is the internet’s latest hero.
# Hero
The Sikh man who removed his turban to save a boy's life got his own surprise
Men of the Sikh religion are required to keep their heads covered in public.
# christmas kindness
Homeless pregnant woman and six children to be hosted at chef's home for Christmas
Generous unemployed chef had made the offer on last week to cook Christmas dinner for a homeless family.
Happy Christmas - Robbie Keane invites child with CF to Euro 2016 qualifier
Nine-year old Cody Nolan will be a guest in the striker’s private box at the Aviva.
# Good Samaritan
This chef is offering up his home and dinner to a family in need at Christmas
The 41-year-old from Dublin has been unemployed for the last two years after a heart attack forced him to give up his job as a professional chef.
These parents are giving away THAT prized Frozen Elsa doll
The Conroys say the funds are being raised as a thank you for the amazing care their baby received at the hospital.
# 20p
This heartbreaking letter shows the difference one small good deed can make
# Good cop
Good guy cop buys struggling mum a car seat instead of giving her a fine
“A ticket doesn’t solve the situation”.
# random act of kindness
Sinead O'Connor gave a Dublin busker €140 so he could visit his girlfriend
Did somebody say ‘national treasure’?
# good guy alex
Guy drives around offering free lifts home to people who've been drinking
There was a deeper meaning to it all though.
Samsung alarm app helps researchers fight diseases while you sleep
The Power Sleep app, made by Samsung and the University of Vienna, carries out protein calculations that is used to help research into disease like cancer and Alzheimer’s.
# helping hand
Glendalough hotel offers shelter from the storm... plus tea and coffee
We want to know what other acts of kindness you witnessed or took part in.
# nude deed
Dublin supermarket's Butchers in the Buff calendar raises a small fortune for charity
JC Savage’s in Swords are delighted to have reached their target.
# coffee cash
Street magician turns coffee into coins for the homeless
Now there’s magic with a purpose.
A mysterious tipper has left thousands of dollars at restaurants across the US
Nice way to make someone’s day.
# kindness week
€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged
Childline received the most pledged kind deeds this week, receiving a cheque for €60,000.
# Karma
Lads caught on CCTV... fixing a bike rack at 3am
The late-night revellers were seen doing an unexpected good deed for a Lincolnshire town.
€250,000 fodder fund set up for farmers in crisis
SuperValu has also offered to transport fodder arriving in Dublin Port to co-ops or internally between food suppliers across the country.
It is spreading across Ireland - but what exactly is suspended coffee?
Suspended coffee is the slightly clunky name for a cheap good deed which has been spreading across Ireland. Here’s what it’s all about.
Homeless man does good deed, is reunited with family and given $188k
Billy Ray Harris handed back a valuable diamond and platinum engagement ring to its owner and has received some good karma in return – including $188k in donations.
# aww
Good deed in Dublin cemetery... for a stranger 4,000 miles away
It’s the kind of thing that makes you say ‘ah here’, but in a good way.
Swansea City full-back feeds the homeless during winter weather
Angel Rangel did his best to live up to his name.
# what a smoothie
Company hopes to make doing good deeds that little bit sweeter
Customers who visit the pop-up headquaters of smoothie company ‘Innocent’ will get a free smoothie in return for pledging to do something good in 2013.
Column: Giving away money can lead to priceless experiences
How can people benefit from giving away free money? The organiser of Free Money Day, Donnie Maclurcan explains all you need to know.