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Publisher Description

"An elegant, wise book of love in action."
—Deepak Chopra

HumanKind is the heartwarming, feel-good book that we all need right now.

Brad Aronson's life changed in an instant when his wife, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia. After her diagnosis, Brad spent most of the next two-and-a-half years either by her side as she received treatment or trying to shield their five-year-old son, Jack, from the worst of Mia's illness. Amid the stress and despair of waiting for the treatment to work, Brad and Mia were met by an outpouring of kindness from friends, family, and even complete strangers.

Inspired by the many demonstrations of "humankindness" that supported their family through Mia's recovery, Brad began writing about the people who rescued his family from that dark time, often with the smallest of gestures. But he didn't stop there. Knowing that simple acts of kindness transform lives across the globe every day, he sought out these stories and shares some of the best ones here.

In HumanKind, you'll meet the mentor who changed a child's life with a single lesson in shoe tying, the six-year-old who launched a global kindness movement, the band of seamstress grandmothers who mend clothes for homeless people, and many other heroes.

Brad also provides dozens of ways you can make a difference through the simplest words and deeds. You'll discover how buying someone a meal or sharing a little encouragement at the right time can change someone's world, as well as your own.

The resource section at the back of the book provides guidance and organizations that will help you channel and amplify your own acts of kindness. Here you'll discover:

How you can fund a surgery to cure someone's blindness with a donation of less than $200;
Organizations through which you can provide a birthday gift for a child who otherwise wouldn't receive one;
Multiple places where you can send letters of encouragement to support hospitalized kids, lonely seniors, refugees, veterans, and others;
And over fifty more ways you can change a life.

HumanKind will touch your heart. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be reminded of what really matters.

All author royalties go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

April 14
LifeTree Media
Perseus Books, LLC

Customer Reviews

Jake#14 ,

Kindness ready

This is a wonderfully inspiring book with many examples on kindness. Thank you to the author, Brad. I’m already seeing a major positive impact on my personal relationships and professional life. A MUST READ!

Philly Betsy ,

Gateway to happy land

I loved this book! Especially with the climate we are in and Covid, it has been so nice to escape into positive stories about hope and helping others. Highly recommend to anyone looking for something easy and uplifting. Plus.....it has made me a little more tolerant of my four kids during quarantine!

Davida K ,


What a wonderful, heartwarming book. Through personal anecdotes, the author vividly describes small and large acts of kindness that dramatically change peoples lives. He reminds the reader of how simple actions can make a huge difference, and how we all have the potential to make a positive impact in the world. What a timely message! Cannot recommend enough.