Kindness Resources for College Students

Film and Stories

Character Trait: Kindness
Credit: MY HERO


Kindness is demonstrated by heroes from across the globe in these featured films, art and stories. The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate is at the core of the character trait of kindness. Meet remarkable heroes through these films, art and stories, and create a dialogue with your students on the importance of practicing more kindness in our daily lives.

Film and Story about Dr. James Doty: Winner of the MY HERO 2018 Global Educator Award in support of his efforts to promote the value of compassion in education and in the world.

How an Unexpected Kindness can Change a Life

Uplift TV
Professor of Neurosurgery, James Doty, M.D., tells a touching story of how one interaction can alter the course of a person’s life.

Dr. James Doty

By: Wendy Jewell

James Doty, M.D., FACS, FICS is a professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

This short film linked below, What if..., celebrates an the Illumination Foundation, who practices kindness to people in their greatest need.

What if...

Produced by:Terry Campbell, Paul Leon, Noah Berlow, Rose Wolfrum, Amelia Iacobel...
This short documentary film shatters the preconceptions of homelessness, explores the ramifications of unstable housing for children, and provides a solution.

Additional Films Demonstrating the Character Trait of Kindness

Emma Cushman: A Light in the Darkness

Produced by:Colin Caviness

Unsung hero Emma Darling Cushman, an American nurse who saved the lives of thousands of Armenian children during the Armenian genocide. (10 minutes)


Produced by:Kenza Kadmiry

Two girls from troubled backgrounds meet on a train and share a heartwarming moment that allows them to briefly forget about their situations. (6:19 minutes)

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Last edited 12/22/2020 11:33:01 AM by Laura Nietzer