Kindness Is Everything Podcasts

I’m thrilled to announce the creation of my Kindness Is Everything Podcast. This podcast will feature stories of young people talking about their amazing acts of kindness. I hope you will be as inspired as I was. There is no act of kindness that is too small—for the person or animal receiving that kindness, it means everything!

Kindness Is Reuniting A Family

Nineteen-year-old, Marcela Kuzma was at her grandmother’s restaurant in Brazil when she heard a Haitian employee talk about going to the airport to pick up his wife, whom he hadn’t seen for four years. Marcela soon discovered that this employee had also left behind a son, who was now five years old. Unfortunately, it was… More

Episode Nine: Kindness Is Cooking & Cards

Like many kids, when the pandemic struck, Spencer Burwell found himself stuck at home in much need of something fun to do. A friend introduced him to Explorer Hop. This innovative organization teaches kids about global financial literacy entrepreneurship. But it also teaches them about giving back to society and the importance of helping those… More

Episode Eight: Kindness Is Art & Music

Ryan Elliot Drew shares his innovative idea to teach children about global issues such as climate change and habitat loss through art & music. Combining his degrees in Music and Global Affairs, Ryan hopes to provide teachers with tools to inspire their students to appreciate the natural world through art. Join Anitha Rao-Robinson as she… More

Episode Seven: Kindness Is Wishes For Orangutans

In 2007, the Starlight Children’s Foundation in Australia, granted then ten-year-old Daniel Clarke a wish. They were surprised by his response; he wanted to save the orangutans. Daniel and his brother William talk about their dedication to help one of our closest relatives—the orangutans. In this incredibly moving episode, Daniel and William, now 24 and… More

Episode Six: Kindness Is Driving For Dogs

In 2012, Christian Marcello and his family adopted a dog from an animal shelter. Little did Christian know that adopting Rocky would not only change the dog’s life, but his as well. Christian shares what it was like seeing all those dogs in the shelter, learning that not all dogs find their happily ever after,… More

Episode Five: Kindness Is Reaching Up

For eleven-year-old, Sahanna Rasasekaran, a trip to the store with her mom turned into an opportunity to help someone. Sahanna shares her story of coming to the aid of another customer with a simple gesture of kindness. As a thank you for sharing her story of kindness, Anitha donated to the SickKids Foundation on behalf… More

Episode Four: Kindness Is Talent Shows & Teaching

High school senior, Vini Possobom, joins me to talk about the many initiatives and causes he’s involved in that help others. From raising funds to reunite a young boy with his parents, to volunteering with a non-profit organization called Robotics For All— Vini is dedicated to doing whatever he can to help as many people… More

Episode 3: Kindness is Writing Letters

Fifteen-year-old writer and climate change activist, Amelia Penny-Crocker, joins me to talk about her dedication to climate change. In December of 2019, Amelia embarked on an ambitious journey of writing one letter every week, for 53 weeks, to Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Amelia shares her goals, frustrations, as well as her reasons for optimism. To… More

Episode 2: Kindness Is Tying Shoelaces

On this episode, I speak with eleven-year-old Sid Chaurasia. Sid shares her story of being part of the Terry Fox Run at school when she noticed a younger student off to the side. At the time, only seven herself, Sid stopped to find out why the little boy wasn’t running with everyone else. When she… More

Episode 1: Kindness Is Buddy Benches

Ten-year-olds Maya and Liberty Persaud join me to share not one, but two stories of kindness. Moving to a new country can be exciting, but it also brings on the challenge of making friends. Maya and Liberty Persaud have a lot of experience with this. When the girls were four years old, they moved from… More