Leadership Videos Sorted By Theme
The videos are listed in alphabetical by theme words. Videos that do not fit a theme category are placed together at the end of the list. Some videos would easily fit more than one theme but will be organized by one of the primary themes present. If there is a broken link, please contact the webmaster here.
#RethinkHomelessness asked our #homeless friends to write down a fact about themselves that other people wouldn't know just by walking past them. Their answers may surprise you.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs- Real You
Bad paradigms and self-talk can lead us down the wrong path.
This short film, based on an original story and art by Peter H. Reynolds and produced by FableVision, movingly conveys the loneliness that a child on the autism spectrum often experiences, and the life-changing impact each of us can have when we reach out and embrace them.
Karen Walrond (Tedx Talk)
After returning from a trip to Ethiopia, she shares with us some of her experiences, and her broader mission of helping people see The Beauty of Different.
Try - Colbie Caillat
A music video and song showing and supporting women for their natural beauty.
We are The Mrs., an all-female band from Austin, Texas. We recently asked women how they felt when they looked in the mirror. As you can see, we didn't like the answer, so we decided to help change it.
Dead Poets Society: A Different Way
A classic scene about perspective from the film Dead Poets Society. Why do I stand up here?
Empty Seat PSA
In the summer of 2009, Severna Park director Dan Gvozden and a group of locals gathered to address the growing rate of teen suicide in their neighborhood. With the help of over 400 volunteers and generous donors the "Empty Seat PSA" was born.
How Many Fingers Do You See?
Patch (Robin Williams) has a conversation with Arthur (Harold Gould), who gives him his nickname and teaches him a valuable lesson about awareness.
Selective Attention Test
The original, world-famous awareness test from Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris. Check out their book and website for more information.
This is Water
Think about the things you take for granted and how the things that are difficult to see are sometimes the most important.
The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)
How much time we have in jellybeans.
David Steindl-Rast - Want to Be Happy Be Grateful
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful.
Eddie Gordon’s Shining Moment
Eddie Gordon, who was born with Down syndrome, has helped the Timberline baseball program for two years as the batboy. On Senior Night, the team penciled his name in the leadoff position, and after making contact with a pitch, he rounded the bases and scored with his team waiting to congratulate him.
"For Coach" Dove Men+Care
What if you had the chance to tell a coach how much he means to you? Here's how one community gave back to the coach that helped so many of them become the best versions of themselves.
For the Heroes: A Pep Talk From Kid President
This one goes out to all the heroes - the kids and the grownups who are doing extraordinary things to make the world more awesome. Who is your hero? Share this video with them.
Gratitude - Moving Art™ (Version 1) (Version 2)
Nature's beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.
Hero Teacher Sonya Romero
When Ellen heard about humanitarian Sonya Romero, she knew she had to bring her to the show. This was an interview neither of them will soon forget.
Kid President's Holiday Gift Guide
It's the Holidays! What perfect gift are you going to give? A Corn Dog? (Maybe not...) The perfect gift is something that makes the world better.
The Lost Art of Thank You Notes (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman learns how putting pen to paper and sending thank you notes can improve your personal life.
My Favorite Teacher
Lets take a few minutes to talk about teachers. What teacher has changed your life? Soulpancake hit the streets to ask people about that teacher, you know, the one you will always be thankful for.
The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude
What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we take an experimental approach on what makes people happier.
When was the last time you told someone how you really felt? The SoulPancake Street Team hits the streets to inspire some kind words...
Students Surprise School Janitor
A high school janitor in Kentucky got a surprise when he was called in to clean up a spill at the gym on the last day of school. Instead of a mess, Ricky Spaulding found a touching gesture.
A Teacher Appreciation Story that Inspires
Sometimes, it takes a life-changing event to spur people to action. Dr. Lee Buono, a neurosurgeon from Medford, Burlington County, was encouraged by one of his patients to thank Albert Siedlecki, the teacher who inspired him to become a neurosurgeon. In the 1980s, Mr. Siedlecki taught Dr. Buono how to dissect a frogs brain. Nearly 20 years later, Dr. Buono is saving lives. Watch their story.
72 Seconds of Thanks
An ESPN video featuring one player thanking one coach.
Band of Brothers Rally Around Boy to Stop Teasing
Some young boys from Bridgewater show they are truly wise beyond their years when they rally around a boy who was being teased.
Basketball Players Defend Cheerleader Targeted By Bully
A student being bullied at a Lincoln Middle School basketball game caught the attention of the basketball players. They walked off the court to come to defend her.
Boys' Reaction to Bullying Will Melt Your Heart
After a group of 5th grade boys noticed a classmate with a learning disability getting teased, they banded together and made him a part of their gang.
Break the Box - PSA Gender Roles
Stereotypes of what it means to be a man or woman—for instance, boys should do physical activities and girls need to be "ladylike"—can limit our worth and potential.
Bullies Homecoming Prank Backfires
A homecoming queen offers her crown to a girl who'd been tricked into thinking she was on the court.
Hereos - Janelle Monae
Set to music, kids overcome their bullies in a fun way.
The Homeless Read Mean Tweets
Watch as people living with homelessness read mean tweets about homelessness. Their reactions will remind you the conversation around the issue needs to change. All humans should work together. Raising the Roof #HumansForHumans All production of this work was donated in kindness.
I am ME
The I am ME video advocacy project aims to arouse public concern about the bullying of school students because of their sexual orientation and gender identity through the use of individually created videos to inspire confidence and provide support to our viewers.
A short film about cyberbullying. Just because we type it or text it, doesn't make it any less real.
Partnering to Prevent Bullying
Together, NAB and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation are encouraging people to find a voice for someone who can't find theirs to help prevent bullying.
Shake it Off - Us the Duo Anti-Bullying Music Video
"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift - Us The Duo (Full Cover). Thanks to all of our fans with giant hearts and tough skin for speaking back to hateful words #ishakeitoff
A story for those who just never feel like they fit in.
A Sincere Compliment
What started as one young man's idea to fight cyber bullying has grown into a group of caring and kind students who are inspired to make a huge difference in their school and community
Stand Up, Speak Up
When one individual comes forward for a social cause, it can be called "the beginning". When a few follow that individual, it becomes a "movement". But when it seizes the hearts of the masses, it gives rise to a "revolution". Gully Face, Inc. marked "the beginning," and many have already helped build a "movement".
To This Day
Help this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please share generously.
Children See, Children Do
An Advertisement from NAPCAN, to help promote a child friendly Australia. This video shows a variety of scenes where adults make poor choices and kids mirror their choices.
Adults drop their wallets next to kids to see what they will do. It's a beautiful experiment.
Jane McGonigal - The game that gives life
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better.
Russell Wilson - Call Me Crazy
Russell Wilson shares his state of mind since the final play of Super Bowl XLIX.
Someone Needs One: Time for a Change – Kleenex Commercial
A boy is about to step off of his school bus when he's notices a girl hiding in a seat and crying. He stops to give her some words of encouragement, a little wisdom about boys and a fresh Kleenex tissue.
The Question: Who Will You Be
Sport begs of you one simple question. And it asks without passion or prejudice. But it demands an answer. The whole answer. Who will you be? Watch this clip by DICK'S Sporting Goods.
Charlotte's Web - Scarecrow
Two crows try to muster up the courage to eat corn in a field with the dreaded scarecrow.
Dashrath Manjhi - The Man Who Broke a Mountain Alone
Dashrath Manjhi, a laborer from Bihar wanted his people to have access to doctors, jobs, education, and opportunities. Armed with only a hammer, chisel, and crowbar, he carved a road through the 300-foot mountain that isolated his village from the nearest town.
In a short film from Singapore, a son confronts the resentment towards his father only to realize his true intentions.
Impossible is Nothing - Muhammad Ali
Ad showing the importance of hard work and practice.
Penny Hardaway - E:60
Lisa Salters catches up with former NBA star Penny Hardaway, who now helps coach a youth basketball team to help a cancer-stricken friend.
The Promise - E:60
As a Mixed Martial Arts fighter who aspires to a title shot someday, Rad Martinez must make sacrifices to train his body to compete in this sport's pitiless, physical competition. But for this 32-year-old from Utah .... there is another sacrifice that has come to define his existence...a promise etched in pain.
Virginia man commutes 220 miles a day (OTR)
As part of our continuing "On the Road" series, Steve Hartman meets Thurmond Alford, who loves his D.C. job, and his family in Richmond so much that he commutes, round trip, 220 miles a day.
What All Great Superheroes Have in Common
Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through the importance of a promise. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex sends "promise cards" to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost and honors commitments made to charitable efforts. In less than two years, because I said I would has sent over 250,000 promise cards to over 82 different countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. Alex himself is someone who truly honors commitment.
WILLpower - E:60
As Olympic gold medalist Dan Gable puts it, "Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy." Unless, perhaps, you are Willie Burton of Fairdale, KY. Burton wrestles, but as this E:60 story reveals, nothing in his life is easy.
With 4-year Losing Streak, Hoops Team Goes For It (OTR)
It's not often a team is recognized for its losses. But in Minnesota, the Climax-Fisher High School Lady Knights have earned a reputation for losing 84 straight games. After years of losing, they got a chance to turn their fortunes around, only to get into serious foul trouble. With the game on the line, and only three players on the court, Steve Hartman brings us the story of a must-see ending.
An App to Help the Homeless
HandUp allows the homeless to to tell their story and list things they need, and lets people donate to help specific people.
Blind HS Teacher’s Remarkable Success (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman reports on Jim Hughes, a blind high school history teacher who has developed an uncanny ability to verbalize information to his students.
Can We Auto-Correct Humanity
Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me. You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. :)
The FlipSide - Superhero
Do you ever step out of your comfort zone to do something for humanity? What is your super power?
How To Be More Confident
You can't always get what you want...but you can try! Learn how to be more assertive without being aggressive to get what you want and deserve. Take a few cues from extroverted people, like using commanding body language and strong eye contact, to appear more confident. Want more tips on harnessing your self-confidence to make your voice heard? Watch this video to learn how to speak up to get the most out of a tricky situation!
How to Connect With Anyone
Studies say that 4 minutes of uninterrupted eye contact can increase intimacy. To test this this theory out, we brought in six pairs in different stages of their relationship and had them try it. How do you stay connected?
My Language, My Choice: Keithley Middle School
Check out this amazing video made with a partnership between Pacific Lutheran University and Keithley Middle School. As part of the My Language, My Choice campaign, PLU students wrote a grant to extend the project to the surrounding community. PLU students came in to Keithley and presented 4 lessons over 4 weeks where they talked about the power of language and the impact our words have on us and others. Keithley students then identified words that carried a lot of weight/hurt for them. It culminated in the photo shoot of them tearing the words and a videographer took footage during the process. This is the video of an amazing day and project.
The Power of Words
Discover the power of transforming our words.
Put That Thing Away
Foresters™, an international financial services provider committed to family well-being, presents the Tech Timeout Academic Challenge. This program challenges students to give up their digital devices for three days and reflect on the experience. Request your free lesson plans, organizers kit and DVD at http://www.techtimeout.com/AcademicChallenge
Seven Things Everybody Needs to Be Told
7 positive things that everyone should hear.
Speaking Exchange - CNA
FCB Brasil and the CNA language school network are launching the Speaking Exchange project, which connects CNA students in Brazil with Americans living in retirement homes. This meeting is carried out via an exclusive digital tool that uses video chat technology to bring the students face to face with Americans.
Why Do We Gossip?
We all gossip, but why? Do we do it to feel better about ourselves? SoulPancake hit the streets to talk to strangers about why, and when, we gossip.
Anchored - Facebook Stories
Brent Murray, who was born with clubfoot and who had his own surgery as a baby, saw an ad for a T-shirt sponsoring MercyShips, a fleet of hospital ships that travel to remote regions in need of medical care. Watch as Brent’s engagement on Facebook contributes to the successful surgery of Loic Mbeze, a three year old boy with knock knees from the Congo, who without surgery would have lost his ability to walk.
Border Angels - The Power of One
Founded in 1986 by Enrique Morones, Border Angels is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to undocumented immigrants. After assisting migrants who were living in the canyons of North County San Diego in 1986, Enrique Morones and the Border Angels expanded their operation a decade later by going out to the desert to place water for undocumented migrants crossing the border in search for better economic opportunity and family reunification. Today, Border Angels is actively involved with bringing awareness and support by educating citizens and government dignitaries on the status of weather related deaths and racial-discrimination.
Chimes For Autism: Tyler’s Story
Tyler is an 8 year old boy living with autism. His family contacted us because he loves Woodstock Chimes and has the gift of amazing musical acuity.
Duct Tape Surfing
18 years ago a slight lapse in concentration crushed Pascale's dreams of surfing. With the help of a family friend and a roll of duct tape; she can now call herself a surfer.
Good Day - A Place at the Table
50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans
Good Karma $1
Good Karma $1, a film produced and developed by Alex Bogusky, Kids at Play, and Made Movement's chief creative officer, Dave Schiff, explores a fundamental, ever-present form of advertising — cardboard signs created by the homeless. (Warning, some colorful language present in this video)
The Healing Power of Hugs Meet Mama Hill
Meet Mama Hill, who has selflessly dedicated her life to bringing joy to everyone who enters her home. This is a piece of her story.
J.J. Watt's Remarkable Friendship
After a tragic car accident orphaned the three Berry children, J.J. Watt entered their lives. Rick Reilly looks at Watt's incredible friendship with the Berry's and how they have influenced each other.
Letters to Teen Show the Kindness of Strangers (OTR)
Steve Hartman meets Noah Brocklebank, a 7th grader from Baltimore whose life was saved by strong words of encouragement.
Make the Homeless Smile
We wanted to make the less fortunate happy and smile. Our intention in this video is to make their days and to make you guys always be positive to others.
Medal of Friendship (OTR)
As part of the series "On The Road," Steve Hartman meets a young woman in Matawan, N.J., determined to help her elderly co-worker recover his stolen World War II medals.
Meet the Team That Moved Their Game (OTR)
In the opening seconds of her first college basketball game, Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill made the shot heard 'round the world. The story of her terminal brain cancer and her celebration in spite of it has been told all over the globe. But while most news cameras were focused on the celebration at center court, or the crowd of 10,000 cheering fans, our cameraman noticed something else remarkable. Steve Hartman reports.
A Restaurant Without the Cash Register
This soup kitchen is so nice, patrons refer to it as a restaurant without a cash register.
Seahawks Fan’s Encounter With Kam Chancellor
A local 12’s good deed has gone viral after he came to the aid of Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor at a local hardware store.
The Singing Nurse at Valencia Hospital
Patients who heard him as he walked the halls belting out old love songs and Broadway hits started to request he sing to them. Soon, serenading the sick became part of his daily rounds, gaining him the moniker "The Singing Nurse."
A Story of Adoption - You Gotta Believe
You Gotta Believe's mission is to find adoptive parents for young adults, teens and pre-teens before they age out of the foster care system and run the extremely high risk of becoming homeless.
Computer Programmer Teaches Homeless to Code
Software engineer Patrick McConlogue gives to the homeless by teaching computer code.
Game Winning Homerun, Leads to Great Sportsmanship
The hitter is carried around the bases by the opposing team (Central Washington University).
A memorizing video that can demonstrate the power of one individual.
Middle School Football Players Secret Play (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets the Olivet Eagles, a middle school football team who took a fledgling player under their wing and executed what may be the most successful play of all time.
One Human Family, Food for All
Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbour’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.
Silent Night Lights
A story of teamwork, hard work and defeating opponents and perceptions.
Because I Choose To
A dramatic scene from the third film in Matrix Trilogy.
Drew Lynch: Stuttering Comedian Wins Crowd Over
A funny stuttering comedian turns his tragic sports injury into a positive. See the crowd applaud him and chant their support!
A Father's Gift to His Daughters (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Chris Rosati who after receiving a diagnosis for a terminal illness, made a conscious decision to spread as much kindness as he could, serving as a lasting lesson for his daughters. Steve Hartman reports.
Fearless Crazy Dancer - Willie Nelson Concert
Epic doesn't even begin to describe this guy's dancing...
First Grader Shaves Head For Friend With Cancer
After finding out his best friend has cancer, first grader, Vincent Butterfield, shaved his head and raised money to help support the expensive treatments.
Henry V, Saint Crispin’s Day
Kenneth Branagh's masterpiece film of the Shakespeare classic play. Done in High Definition.
If you are in a shell...
The amazing Harry Shum, Jr. choreographed this piece to the voice over.
An Inspirational Quadriplegic Surfer: Barney Miller
Wings for Life World Run Ambassador, Barney Miller, gives an inside look into what his daily life is like living with a spinal cord injury. Filmed in Australia, this quadriplegic surfer shows how he continues to persevere to reach his goals of dancing at his wedding in 2015 and eventually walk again.
Made in Dietrich: The Life of Acey Shaw - E:60
The life, struggles and determination of basketball coach Acey Shaw and the community of Dietrich Idaho.
Malala Yousafzai UN Youth Assembly Speech
United Nations, New York, 12 July 2013 - Education activist Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education.
Russell Wilson’s Special Wallet
Allison Christensen was in the hospital in need of a heart transplant in September when she met Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. As it turned out, the meeting would create a bond between the two as Allison presented Russell with a very special wallet.
Sara Bareilles - Brave
Single by singer Sara Bareilles encouraging people to be brave.
Terminally Ill Basketball Player Lauren Hill Gets Her Wish
Every basketball player is up against the clock, but none more so than the brave young woman Steve Hartman and thousands of others watched in action.
Wheelchair Freestyle Wheelz - Gnarly!
We had the amazing opportunity to work with Wheelz! He's awesome!
America's Oldest Teacher has No Plans to Retire (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Agnes Zhelesnik, America's oldest living teacher. Zhelesnik's husband didn't approve of her working, so she didn't start her career until the age of 81. Now closing in on her 100th birthday, she still has no plans to leave the classroom.
Armless Child Plays Trumpet
Born without arms, ten-year-old Jahmir Wallace makes his dreams of playing the trumpet a reality with help from a local music store and supportive administrators.
Ben Comen Winner 2004 Sports EMMY Award
A feature on Ben Comen about his will to overcome life's challenges.
Better Never Quits: JJ Watt
You don’t go from being a walk-on at the University of Wisconsin to being crowned NFL Defensive Player of the Year without working hard every single day to get better. At Bose, we celebrate JJ Watt’s obsessive dedication to improvement — for both himself and for everyone around him. Because better never quits.
Catching Kayla - E:60
Tom Rinaldi tells the remarkable story of Kayla Montgomery -- who, despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has become one of the best young distance runners in the country.
Dear Hard Work
Motivational video about hard work.
Educating Yorkshire - Mushy Finds His Voice
You'll cry, you'll cheer - watch as Mushy finds his voice in Educating Yorkshire's final show.
Homeless Teen, Head of the Class
Valedictorian at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida, with a message of hope, "Never give up."
Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY Speech
Jimmy Valvano's 1993 ESPY Speech. "Don't give up . . . Don't ever give up."®
Life = Risk
Abraham Lincoln, Lucille Ball, and Michael Jordan are success stories that first began with failure. This entertaining and thought-provoking illustration will inspire and encourage you to keep persevering in whatever you are called to do.
Never Ever Give Up
Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.
Rise & Shine
An inspirational montage.
An extraordinary man with a severe disability creates incredible works of art using a typewriter.
Wampler's Ascent (Trailer)
This documents Steve Wampler as he attempts to become the first person with a disability to climb the biggest rock face in the world, El Captain in Yosemite National Park.
Wrestling Cancer Away (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets a high school wrestler whose dad was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. The teen took it upon himself to try to make the disease disappear -- if only for a moment.
Zack Hodgins- SVP
Scott Van Pelt highlights an amazing accomplishment for one college basketball player.
Brotherly Love Goes Viral
Ryan, 8, told Santa the thing he wants most for Christmas is for kids to stop bullying his sister.
A short film about empathy, as seen through the eyes of a little girl.
Empty Seat PSA
In the summer of 2009, Severna Park director Dan Gvozden and a group of locals gathered to address the growing rate of teen suicide in their neighborhood. With the help of over 400 volunteers and generous donors the "Empty Seat PSA" was born.
Kindhearted Operator Delivers Food to 81-Year-Old Vet Who Called 911 for Help
Fayetteville, North Carolina, emergency dispatcher Marilyn Hinson responds to Clarence Blackmon’s plea for assistance with a trip to the grocery store.
Pittsburgh Detective Thinks Outside the Box (OTR)
Jack Mook, a Pittsburgh police detective, took unusual steps when he discovered a troubling truth about two foster children. Steve Hartman reports.
RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own frailties.
An Unlikely Prom Coronation (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets two Texas teens at opposite ends of the high school popularity spectrum who are nominated for prom king. The result was stunning.
Better Than Sinatra
At home, Raymond struggles to pay his bills and put food on the table. But out on the streets of Sydney, he dances to a different tune, living out his dreams as the superstar he was meant to be.
Dancing Traffic Lady
Traffic lady, Kathy Holick, puts smiles on faces of the Sandy Hook community with her fun dancing.
One Man Dances Like Nobody's Watching - Celtics Fan Cam
Check out some seriously courageous dancing.
Principal has Something to Smile About (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets an elementary school principal in Port Barre, La., whose road to success started in an unexpected place.
The Reinvention of Normal
"Go straight off the wall" said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist/inventor /designer, on his quest for new ideas....Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.
Florida Shoplifter Gets Her Groceries Paid For
Late last month, a mother in Florida was desperate enough for food that she visited a supermarket, filled her cart with $300 worth of groceries, and attempted to leave without paying. What a police officer did next will make you smile.
The Science of Happiness - Forgive and Forget
Forgiveness, what does it really mean? If you ask for forgiveness, do you lose the upper hand? This week on Science of Happiness we get selfish for minute, and find out what's in it for you.
Teen Repays Father’s Debt (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets 15-year-old Christian Lunsford, who took it upon himself to repay 78-year-old widow Tona Herndon after his father robbed her during her most vulnerable moment.
Two Strangers in a Sandbox: Lessons for Life
There are so many things we all wish we knew when we were younger. (Like pulling a girl's hair isn't actually the best way to win her over.) But what else do you wish you would have known?
What Students Really Need to Hear
A high school teacher, trainer, and instructional coach, Chase Mielke shares a powerful message about what students need to hear.
Why you will fail to have a great career - Larry Smith TEDx
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.
Afghanistan’s Girl Skaters
Curious about what's happening during the summer days at Skateistan in Kabul? Well, in July we filmed various girls' classes to share what they've been up to, both in the skatepark and the classroom.
The Butterfly Circus
At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus discovers a man without limbs being exploited at a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed. Visit the website.
The Conditioned - Facebook Stories
Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years, and became locally known for sitting in the same spot and writing every day. In April 2011, he was befriended by a young woman named Shalla Monteiro. Impressed by his poetry and wanting to help him with his dream of publishing a book, she created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo's writing. Neither could have expected what happened next.
Hoop Dreams Come True (OTR)
As part of CBS News' "On The Road" series, Steve Hartman meets a Cincinnati woman who has sold out an arena in her quest to play college ball.
Instructions for a Bad Day (Version 1) (Version 2)
A poem by Shane Koyczan set to images about how to survive a difficult day at school.
kemur ljósið (Official Music Video)
A music video featuring a bird who breaks free and has an adventure that changes it’s life forever.
Miraculous: The Austin Hatch Story
An incredible story about family, loss, determination and basketball.
My Life - Project Hope Alliance
Mark's dream has been made a reality. He and his family now have a home. Because of the generous donations of our supporters, Project Hope Alliance was able to move them into permanent housing. Mark is now free to dream a new dream. What will it be? The possibilities are endless.... Together we can change the future of children like Mark.
A cute story about never giving up and staying open to where the world takes you.
Anthony Robles on the ESPYs
A master class in humility and character from collegiate wrestler Anthony Robles.
Demetrius de Moors - Feature on a Wrestler
The Musial Awards™ is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating extraordinary sportsmanship and all that's right in sport.
First World Problems Response
This viral video illustrates the silliness of focusing on little problems, when there are others who can’t even get clean drinking water.
First World Problems Anthem
This viral video illustrates the silliness of focusing on little problems, when there are others who can’t even get clean drinking water.
Fred Rogers Emmy Acceptance Speech
Fred Rogers Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
The Journey: Big Ten Basketball: Adreian & Lacey
A powerful story of humility, courage and friendship in the face of illness.
Kevin Durant’s NBA MVP Speech
Kevin Durant MVP Awards Speech after receiving his first Most Valuable Player Award.
Star Football Player Steps Out of His Comfort Zone (OTR)
As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Kathy Rackley who had a chance encounter with Malcolm Mitchell at a Barnes & Noble. She had no idea he was a star football player for the University of Georgia Bulldogs when she told him about her book club. And she had no idea what would happen next.
Write Your Burden on an Airplane
Josh Ritter and Rainn Wilson ask a venue full of music fans to write their burden on an airplane!
Browner Youth Award Winner, Cassandra Lin
New England winters can be harsh, especially for those who can't afford to heat their homes. When she was in fifth grade Cassandra Lin learned that used cooking oil could be converted into cheap, clean-burning biodiesel to heat homes. photo of a young woman. The same year, 2008, Lin founded Turn Grease Into Fuel (TGIF), a youth group that gets local restaurants to donate their kitchen grease to be recycled and shared with charities that identify families who need heating assistance.
Curious Case of Benjamin Button - One Thing
Benjamin tells a tale of how a series of seemingly innocuous events caused Daisy to get hit by a car, which shattered her leg.
If you've learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let's watch a movement happen, start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons.
Giving is the Best Communication
A short commercial from Thailand on the power of kindness and the amazing influence we can have on one another.
Kid President Throws a Surprise Party for a Retiring Teacher
Mrs. Flexer has been a teacher for 41 years, and on her final day, Kid President helped throw a surprise party for her with all of her old students.
Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang
Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion.
Paying it Forward, Jayden Style (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman visits a Michigan couple whose loss of a child has inspired a thousand acts of kindness.
Second Graders Line Up to Get Yearbook Signed By Janitor
A photo that shows dozens of elementary school students lining up to get their yearbook signed by the school custodian has gone viral.
Sowing the Seeds of Kindness (OTR)
Thomas Weller has two gardens: One in his backyard, where he grows morning glories -- and one on the highway, where he sows the seeds of kindness.
Surf's Up - Just Like Him
The Only Path Worth Taking Is Our Own Uniquely Personal One.
A Thai life insurance company commercial that shows the power of little actions to better the world.
This is a fable about the magic of free parking and compliments.
The Whole World Will Dance (Tedx Talk)
Houston Kraft illustrates how even small actions can be transformed into agents of social change.
Boy gets prosthetic hand made by 3-D printer
Two years ago, Paul McCarthy began searching for an inexpensive yet functional prosthetic hand for his son Leon, who was born without fingers on one of his hands. McCarthy came across a video online with detailed instruction on how to use a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for his son.
Braylon O'Neill: Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2015
Born missing the tibia and fibula bones in both of his legs, six year old Braylon O’Neill is now thriving and playing sports with the help of Microsoft technology.
Bus Driver Saves Woman From Jumping Off Bridge
A bus driver is being hailed as a hero for preventing a woman from jumping off a bridge over a Buffalo highway. Darnell Barton stopped his bus over the Scajaquada Expressway when he saw the women standing on the wrong side of the guardrail.
Estella’s Brilliant Bus: Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial
Estella Pyfrom brings technology access to kids, literally. Her Brilliant Bus is a mobile learning station that gives underserved communities access to the technology that will help them reach their potential.
EZ Baby Saver
It's so easy to make that Andrew Pelham calls his invention the "EZ Baby Saver," and he hopes that it'll help parents remember that they've left their children strapped in a car seat.
Fire with Fire - A Cure for Cancer
Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another... inside the body of an six-year-old patient? The results will shatter all expectations.
In the latest video in GOOD's Look series, a village in South Africa has been transformed by the introduction of the Hippo Roller, an innovation that has changed the way water is gathered and transported.
Josh - Opening Doors and Hearts
Opening a door is more than a physical act. It's about putting yourself out there, getting to know people, making them feel comfortable, and making them feel welcome. After being bullied, Josh decided to make a change that ultimately had a dramatic impact on his life and on the lives of his fellow students. We hope his story is as inspiring to you as it is to us.
The Kangroo Cup
The Story of a little girl who invented a better coffee cup to help her grandfather with Parkinson's and her clumsy dad. They took a trip to China and the Cup is headed to production now and needs your support.
Kids Earn Their Keep, One Pedal at a Time (OTR)
As part of our continuing series, "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets 11-year-old America Rice, who works as a bike mechanic at a non-profit on the Jersey shore where kids are rewarded with a free bicycle for their work.
Mark Bezos - A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
Noah’s Dream Catcher Network (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman tells the story of a 12-year-old named Noah who raised enough money to keep his grandmother from going into foreclosure.
Piper and THE END OF POLIO
Meet Piper Paquen. 24 years old and in Paris, she is drawn into putting together the pieces of a monumental unfinished story - THE END OF POLIO.
The Tree- Lead India
A video that shows the power of being the first person to try and make the world a better place.
What a Technology, WOW
See a need, meet a need.
What Don’t You Do That You Should Be Doing?
We all have things we don't do that we wish we did. In collaboration with DoSomething.org, we hit the streets to ask passerby's what the one thing they wish they did is.
You Don’t Know Jack
Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of our youth.
Best Phone Call Ever
We called people at random to brighten their days... and this is what happened. Happy April Fool's Day from SoulPancake and The Impression Guys!
Bus Stop Disco Surprise
When was the last time you seized the chance to be spontaneous? The SoulPancake Street Team heads to a bus stop to inspire some on-the-spot celebration!
We often head from place to place so quickly that we forget to take a break and just enjoy the moment. So SoulPancake set out to give people a way to inject some fun into an everyday activity.
Elevator Joy Bomb
Everyone deserves to feel good throughout the day, and elevator muzak is such a drag.
Good News Broadcast!
SoulPancake hit the Venice Boardwalk to ask people to broadcast the good news in their life. What are you feeling good about today?
High Five Escalator
Rob gives 2,000 high fives standing by the escalator during the morning subway commute in NYC.
Meditation 2.0: A New Way to Meditate
Broody feels frustrated with meditation, until he learns a new way - Meditation 2.0.
My philosophy for a happy life Sam Berns at TEDx
Hear about Sam’s philosophy for a happy life.
SoulPancake hit the streets to give passersby a lesson in REVERSE pickpocketing! Watch the video to learn how, then try it yourself and let us know how it goes!
The Science of Happiness - The Secret to a Happy Family
What makes a happy family? How do you know if you're doing a good job as a parent? Inspired by Zach Braff's latest movie, "Wish I Was Here" we decided to bring in real parents, with their children, to set up an experiment and find out more.
A Very Happy Brain
This is the story of how Broody, a very unhappy brain, became very happy.
ALS Patient Continues Random Acts of Kindness (OTR)
As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman reconnects with Chris Rosati, whose charitable initiative BIGG - Big Ideas for the Greater Good - is encouraging random acts of kindness towards strangers. Rosati, who suffers from ALS, recently held a red carpet premiere, where videos celebrating the BIGG way of life were on display for all to see.
ALS Patient Devotes Life to Random Acts of Kindness (OTR)
Steve Hartman reconnects with Chris Rosati, a man who has devoted the rest of his life to encouraging others to commit acts of kindness.
Basketball Team Manager Gets His Big Shot (OTR)
Steve Hartman reports on an incredible act of sportsmanship and kindness that brought a mother to tears.
BE KIND - Says 5 Year Old
A 5-year-old girl’s message of kindness.
Best Shift Ever
This waitress is about to have her best shift ever with life-altering tips she receives from her "customers".
Bystander Revolution: Small Acts of Kindness
Small acts of kindness are an easy way to make a huge impact on others. There are countless simple things you can do to help someone right away.
Color Your World With Kindness
With this Campaign of Kindness we're launching a worldwide challenge for all people to make it A Better World in any way they can. Small actions make a big difference!
Cop Gives No Excuses For Record # of Complaints (OTR)
This beat Cop gives the perfect example of how to do a tough job and actually gets positive reactions from the people he writes tickets to.
Extra - Origami
Sometimes the little things last the longest.
The Extra Mile
Watch 10 yr old Cole commit random acts of kindness on a college campus.
After freshman goalie Daniel Cui became the scapegoat for a losing season, the whole high school rallied to defend him.
Giving Care Packs to the Homeless
Random Acts is a show based on the simple idea that small acts of humanity can make the world a better place.
Graduate Stunned by Classmates Generosity
Zack Ruediger was set to graduate from Hermann High School in Missouri. A few days before graduation, his father suddenly died, see what his classmates did to help.
Grand Theft Donut (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Chris Rosati, a man with Lou Gehrig's Disease who cooked up a plan to steal a Krispy Kreme truck and give away its contents.
A magician brings kindness and joy to a homeless man.
Hundreds Show Up For Young Boy’s Recital
An 8-year-old's piano recital may not sound like the musical event of the summer, but for one community in Minnesota, it was exactly that.
Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often
Kid President believes the things we say can help make the world more awesome. Here he shares a special list of 20 things we should say more often.
In Syracuse, NY, volunteers went on a mission to put a smile on a stranger's face. This event, held on June 30, sent participants on missions to do random acts of kindness to strangers.
Ohio Boy Pays it Forward (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets an 8-year-old boy who found $20 in a parking lot and was thinking of spending it on a new video game. That changed when he saw the man in uniform.
Pass it Forward (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman tells the story of Bob Hoffman and his "Pass it Forward" mission to inspire Americans to perform random acts of kindness.
The Power of Compliments
From SoulPancake’s series, The Science of Love. A lot of us have trouble accepting compliments. We're worried that it will make us seem self-absorbed, or we just don't believe that what the person is saying is true. But studies show that accepting compliments doesn't just help you, it also helps your relationship - so we brought in real couples to prove it.
Routine Taps Performance Brings Town to a Halt (OTR)
As part of the series "On The Road," Steve Hartman visited the Pacific Northwest where something happens every day that brings an entire neighborhood to a stop.
Say Something Nice
For our latest mission we constructed a custom wooden lectern with a megaphone holster and an attached sign that read, "Say Something Nice." The lectern was placed in public spaces around New York and then left alone.
The Science of Happiness - Operation Kindness
This week on Science of Happiness, Julian takes participants outside of the lab to find out why being kind makes you happier.
Simple Act of Kindness Continues to Pay Dividends for Ohio Boy (OTR)
When Myles Eckert gave his $20 windfall to a soldier at an Ohio Cracker Barrel, he never imagined what would happen next. Steve Hartman follows up with one boy who has inspired so many to pay it forward.
A Simple Act of Kindness Creates an Endless Ripple.
One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; usually it comes back to you.
Simple Acts of Kindness Song - Give it a try
In this montage we see five simple acts of kindness. I've asked a few people what their favorite/most impacting one was and the answers are all different. Its pretty interesting how we bring our own impressions to what we see.
Sometimes You Just Want to Say Thank You
TD turns ATMs into Automated Thanking Machines to create some very special moments for customers across Canada.
Waterboy with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown
Noah Van Vooren, a senior at a Little Chute, Wisconsin high school put on a helmet and pads at his school's final home game of the season and ran the football into the end zone.
#MakeItHappy: Coca-Cola "Big Game" Commercial 2015
The Internet can be used to spread either happiness or hate. To either hurt someone or make someone's day. At the end of the day, it's whatever we make it. Let's #MakeItHappy. Find out how you can make the Internet happier at http://www.GoMakeItHappy.com.
Drew Dudley - Leading with Lollipops
The simple power of leadership is discussed in this Tedx Talk.
How and When to Give Advice (It's Not as Simple as You Think)
The lowdown on helping with other people's problems.
Leaders Eat Last: How We Titled the Book
This one choice, whether a leader puts themselves or their people first, determines if they are worthy of our love and loyalty.
Simon Sinek - How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action.
Why Leaders Eat Last: Simon Sinek
In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an "authority" versus a true "leader."
Amazing Life Together
From the SoulPancake Series The Science of Love: This season, we've heard from so many couples who each have a remarkable story about love and their own journey to find out what that means. This week we wanted to feature one couple in particular, Liz and Ryan, who are documenting their journey in a series called, "Amazing Life Together."
Bob & Kim: Hallmark #PutYourHeartToPaper
Saying "I love you" is easy. It's three little words. What's hard is going beyond that, going deeper than that. Expressing how you really feel.
A Bunch of Skeletons Kiss, Hug, and Dance in Front of a Crowd
A bunch of skeletons kiss, hug, and dance in front of a crowd ... to make an excellent point about love. Also, it's not scary, we promise.
The Collaboration Project – Love
A project to collaborate with as many people as possible on one video. We asked our audience to send in video messages via Skype answering the question - 'What do you love?
Friends Furever: Android
You don’t have to be a cute animal to show the world how to “Be Together. Not the Same.” But it definitely helps.
SoulPancake attacks people with an explosion of love.
Holding the Human Heart
We wanted to discover what science can teach us about love. Here's what we learned. What do you believe our hearts hold?
Honey Maid: Love
We made a commercial about what makes families, family. And we received a lot of comments. See what we did with them.
How Do You Show Love?
A video of love from some students and staff of Ridgeline Middle School. In the video they show ways that they put unconditional love into action.
I Choose Love Because
A video of love from some students and staff of Ridgeline Middle School. In the video they show some of the reasons they choose love over fear and struggle.
I Would Still Love You
Share this song with someone you love! Kid President continues his quest to make this an #awesomeyear for everybody in the world.
Love Is - Mercy Ships
What does love mean for you? Here at Mercy Ships we see love in the actions that everyday people take. Watch as patients on-board our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, share with us what love is to them.
Life is about learning to ask the question: "What is Love?" ...in a different way than Haddaway did.
The Marriage Project: Married in Vegas 55 Years Ago
Ron is 84 years old, and his wife, Bonnie, is 81. They've been married for 55 years, and still go dancing every week. Here's a short snippet from their wonderful love story.
McDonald’s: Choose Lovin’
An add focusing on unconditional love…and McDonalds.
The Science of Love: Asking an Expert
Julian sat down with bestselling author and relationship expert Laura Doyle to talk about the importance of giving and receiving compliments in a relationship.
Tim Harris, owner of Tim's Place, is the country's only restaurant owner with Down's Syndrome, and the joy he gets from serving people good food carries over into his diner's most famous export: hugs!
What Does Love Look Like to YOU
We asked you to send us videos of what love looked like to you...and you blew us away.
What is Love
Here's a 3-min film about an Australian man, Bill Forward, who devotes his life to caring for his cherished, infirm wife after nearly 50 years of marriage.
When Love Becomes an Instinct (OTR)
Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. Steve Hartman reports.
Write a Love Letter to Yourself
While giving gifts to others - we can all remember to give ourselves a little more love, and it doesn't have to cost anything. We asked strangers on the street to write a love letter to themselves. Why don't you try it!
Facing the Giant
A scene about giving your best all the time.
The Harbor – Scott Backovich
Complain Less, Give More. A message from motivational speaker Scott Backovich.
Humans of New York - Facebook Stories
Brandon Stanton moved to New York in 2010. As an amateur photographer, he was fascinated by the crowds of characters throughout the city. He began to take street portraits of the people he met and share them in an album on his timeline named, Humans of New York.
Meet Will Anderson: The Skateboard Artist
Will Anderson makes skateboards. Not by himself - but with the young people in his community typically prone to gang violence. His company, Salemtown Board Co. is a reminder that you can live your dream while making the world a better place.
Pep Talk (Kid President)
We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or to share with your friend who needs a kick in the right direction
What Makes Your Heart Beat
A 90 second film about the things that make our Heart beat.
What’s Stopping You From Achieving Your Goals?
What do you think stands between you and where you want to be? Is it having enough time or money? Your health or resources? We partnered with Visa to find out what’s stopping you from achieving your goals and living your dream - and met six individuals that decided to take the leap.
Discover the beauty in your dreams as you experience SoulPancake's stunning, interactive art installation in Embarcadero Park in San Diego to ask: What's Your Dream? #dreambig
Graff Strong, Getting Stronger
"September 12th, was the best football game of my life, then got to go hunting with my friends, my dad, just awesome," said Mac Graff, "I was drawing back, shot, missed, put the bow down, lost my balance, put my hand one of the things I shouldn't have put my hand on, gave away, fell, changed my life."
High School Blitz Interview with Apollos Hester
TWC News Austin reporter Lauren Mickler and videographer Jesse Moloney interview East View High School Football player Apollos Hester after the Patriots triumphed over Vandegrift by one point. Hester’s post-game interview was one of the most inspiring interviews we have captured on Sports Night High School Blitz.
Kid President’s Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here
It's hard being a person sometimes. Kid President offers up some advice on how to be a person - an awesome person.
Landfill Harmonic Orchestra
Nothing ever need go to waste.
A Letter to the Future From Kid President
Two years ago this week, we posted Kid President's first Pep Talk video. In honor, this video goes out to the future. How are you going to make the future awesome? Be the reason somebody dances this week.
From the street where his life was altered forever, to the street where is dreams were realized.
The Most Astounding Fact - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer.
This Kid Tried to Quit Band, Teacher Has Other Plans
When an illness started taking away a student ability to play drums, his band director made different plans. Find out what she did to make sure the music didn't stop for this dedicated student.
A Tiny Poem to the World
While filming at the UN building for World Humanitarian Day we discovered this incredible monument to what was once the Berlin Wall. Inspired we wanted to take a moment to film this little poem.
What are the Chances of You Being You
The odds of you being you are slim. Here's how slim. Including your first name, height, birthday, and where you were born.
The Karate Kid- Everything is Kung Fu
Amazing clip that illustrates that discipline touches every area of our lives.
The Marshmallow Test
This is a version of the famous test of this concept of patience conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work.
Sleeping On Strangers On The Subway
Inspired by a picture that went viral, we decided to see how many people would let a random person sleep on them on the subway. Here are the results, and the valuable lesson we learned.
What is That
Father and son are sitting on a bench. Suddenly a sparrow lands across from them.
Annapolis Barbershop Changes the Lives of Disadvantaged Youth
One man in Annapolis, Maryland is changing the way the community looks at barbershops. At the Phoenix Academy, an alternative school for students with learning barriers, 30 percent of the students lack access to regular hygienic and grooming care. In an effort to make a change in the students' lives, Rob Cradle decided to convert one of the school's supply closets into a barbershop that provides free haircuts for the students.
Beautiful Woman to Fulfill Fashion Week Dream
After experiencing a terrible tragedy of loosing all of her limbs in a battle with bacterial meningitis and becoming a quadruple amputee, Karen Crespo, experienced yet another huge blow a year later when $100,000 worth of advanced prosthetic limbs were delivered and then stolen off of her doorstep. After seeing the CARRIE HAMMER (http://www.carriehammer.com/) Role Models Not Runway Models show featuring the first ever model on a runway in a wheelchair she reached out to Carrie letting her know how the show inspired her and made her feel beautiful for the first time in years. Carrie asked her to walk in her Fall runway show and after hearing of the tragedy of the stolen arms Carrie got involved and worked diligently with the manufacturer, Hanger, to get the arms replaced in time for the 2014 Fall Fashion show.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (Version 1) (Version2)
A classic scene from a classic movie extolling everyone to "be excellent to each other and party on dudes.
Disabled Man Finds Home at Michigan Firehouse
A firehouse is a special place, where the crew becomes one big family. Steve Hartman reports from Lansing, Mich., where the members of Fire Station One have made welcome a mentally-handicapped man for almost 60 years.
Dove Choose Beautiful: Women All Over the World Make a Choice
Would you describe yourself as beautiful? In our latest film Choose Beautiful, we travel to San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and Sao Paulo to prove that beauty is a choice – and the power of this choice is in your hands…
Dove Real Beauty Sketches
Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful.
Dove #OneBeautifulThought 2'20
How would you react if someone told you out loud what you are secretly thinking? Discover the new Dove campaign against negative thoughts.
For the Birds
This is an animated short film, produced by Pixar and released in 2000. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2001.
The Gainesville Tornadoes Thank Their Unexpected Fans (OTR)
At a Gainesville, Texas, juvenile correction facility for felony offenders, one of the few perks, for very good behavior, is a chance to leave the prison a few times a year to play basketball. Steve Hartman reports on the surprise awaiting the Gainesville Tornadoes, who usually have no cheering fans, when they visited Vanguard College Prep in Waco.
GMA Disney Winners
Watch a clip about some inspiring young people.
Kids Talk About Their Moms
A new perspective for moms from their kids.
Meet a Superhero with a Soft Touch (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Jonathan Stoklosa, who has the power to lift your spirits and just about anything else.
Meet the Gutsy Dad That Started a Car Wash
Individuals with autism are an advantage for this Florida business.
My Daughter, Malala: Ziauddin Yousafzai
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?" Yousafzai asks. "Because I didn't clip her wings."
New Restaurant Staffed with Deaf Waiters
A Toronto restaurant called "Signs" is staffed entirely with deaf waiters, a first for Canada.
On Beauty (Trailer)
A Kartemquin documentary film and social engagement campaign calling on each of us to change the way we perceive, judge and treat individuals with inescapable physical differences.
Quadruple Amputee Model
Carrie Hammer always seems to surprise us during Fashion Week. In February she became the first designer ever to feature a model in a wheelchair. Now she made history again with a quadruple amputee walking the runway.
"When the words 'like a girl' are used to mean something bad, it is profoundly disempowering. I am proud to partner with Always to shed light on how this simple phrase can have a significant and long-lasting impact on girls and women. I am excited to be a part of the movement to redefine 'like a girl' into a positive affirmation."
Brene Brown on Blame
You are probably a bit of a blamer - most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty sequel to our most watched RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behaviour.
Dad’s Guide to Surviving Hair - Facebook Stories
Greg Wickherst is a single father of a three-year-old, and creator of the Greg Wickherst's Dads Guide to Surviving Hair Facebook Page. Greg struggled as he tried to do Izzy’s hair – he couldn’t even manage a simple ponytail – so he went to cosmetology school. To share his styles with the rest of the world, he created a Facebook album and eventually a Facebook Page showcasing his talent. Facebook connected Greg with dads from around the world, who have seen his Page and want to learn his hairstyles. Each week, he uploads a video tutorial and people from all over send back photos of what they’ve done.
How Will You Save the Drop?
California is in its fourth year of a severe drought, so the City of Los Angeles and SoulPancake partnered up to celebrate Angelenos who care about every drop of water. Learn more about Los Angeles' first ever Sustainable City pLAn by visiting http://plan.lamayor.org/drought. #SavetheDropLA #AdoptthepLAn // Learn about water conservation tips here: http://savethedropla.org
Kids Respond to Child Hunger
We surprised kids with a stunning fact: 1 in 5 children faces hunger in the U.S. Then we asked them for ideas on how we could fight child hunger together. Their thoughts were smart, creative, and heartfelt. It’s easy for your family to help fight child hunger: volunteer at a food bank; enter a ConAgra Foods product code to donate a meal, or collect food. Visit http://ChildHungerEndsHere.com to learn more.
Red Thumb Reminder
Inspired by my daughter's technique of tying a piece of yarn around her finger to remember something for school, I decided to paint my thumbnail red so every time I picked up my phone from behind the wheel, all I would see was a big red thumb reminding me to put the phone away. As silly as it sounds, it totally worked. And now my hope is that it'll work for everyone else. One red thumbnail at a time.
Jeffrey Wright uses wacky experiments to teach children about the universe, but it is his own personal story that teaches them the true meaning of life.
Athlete Forfeits Spot to Give Another A Chance
A young man who is special to all of us at FOX 4 because of his fight against testicular cancer, and because his mom is one of our colleagues, has once again shown his strength and unselfish heart.
Children of Asian Immigrants Reveal Sacrifices Their Parents Made
Love is sacrifice. They had a lot of love…
Create a Culture of Selflessness: James Chapman, TEDxUTChattanooga
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Chattanooga is a team and if you live here then you play for our team. The only way we will maximize our overall talent is to be completely selfless. We must think of ourselves as one neighborhood, one community. We cannot be so concerned with being the best individuals that we forget to assist the people who live, work, and play with us. Our positions of leadership must set the tone. We all must be intentional about assisting each other in personal and professional development. Furthermore, we are only as strong as our weakest link. So if some players are disadvantaged, we must make a conscious effort to uplift them.
The Custodian Who Became a Counselor (OTR)
Steve Hartman tells the story of Charles Clark, custodian at Trinity High School, in Euless, TX. Over the years, Clark became a mentor to many of the school's kids, while still taking pride in his custodial work.
Emily's Hair - FlyPress Films
What makes Emily unique is that by age three her golden [brown] locks were long enough to be made into a wig for a child with cancer. As Emily states in the video, "just cut some off and give it to a kid". What an incredible lesson to learn from a 3 year old, when we have lots of something - don't hold onto it, give it away to someone else who needs it more.
John Ferber - Secret Millionaire
An exercise is selflessness from the ABC series Secret Millionaire.
Kid Misses Ball, Another Gives Him Souvenir
One young fan is upset he didn't get foul ball, so another gives him his store-bought souvenir and is rewarded for his generosity.
Make Selfies Selfless
The world of selfies just got wider, friendlier, and a lot less selfish. A Microsoft Lumia commercial.
My Beautiful Woman: The Hard Worker
From a Thailand, a commercial that shows the power of hard work, second chances and understanding.
My Beautiful Woman: The Unexpected Mother
From Thailand, a commercial that tells a story of sacrifice and love.
Saying Goodbye to a Local Legend (OTR)
As part of the series "On The Road," Steve Hartman revisits Woody Davis of Corbett, Oregon, who touched his local community with his generosity. Residents were able to return the favor during Davis' final months as he battled Lou Gehrig's disease.
Senior Class Donates Nearly $8000 to Principal Battling Cancer
A New Hampshire principal battling a rare cancer was brought to tears when her senior class unanimously decided to give up their senior class trip and donate nearly $8,000 to her medical care.
Sir Nicholas Winton
Sir Nicholas Winton who organised the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport. This video is the BBC Programme "That's Life" aired in 1988. The most touching video ever.
A Tough Teacher's Alter Ego (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets the students of St. Francis High School near Los Angeles who thought they knew everything about their math teacher, Jim O'Connor. But what they found out at a local hospital taught them a life lesson.
3 Queens- Single Moms
Los Angeles-based filmmaker Matt Bieler recently created 3 Queens, a touching short film that 'thanks moms around the country/world for their heroic unselfish love as told through the eyes and voice of their children'.
Aaron Rodgers Surprises Annie and an Entire Neighborhood
Aaron Rodgers and David Gruber partner for season three of itsAaron.com. This year Aaron and David are highlighting three amazing organizations who are doing big things for many people. In this episode, Aaron surprises Annie, the creator of Gold In September (GoldInSeptember.org). And together they surprise the entire neighborhood.
A Chef on a Highway to Heaven (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman profiles Bruno Serato, a restaurant owner in Anaheim, Calif., who has made exceptional sacrifices to feed his gourmet meals to poor children.
Conn. man restores dignity "with a little off the top" (OTR)
In our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Joe Cymerys, 83, who left launched a second career bringing the human touch to homeless people who need it the most.
Dan's Coffee Run
This takes place every Thursday morning as Dan Dewey brings Starbucks and a lot of happiness and joy to patients and providers at a cancer treatment center.
Ex-NFL star finds new passion in farming (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Jason Brown, who quit the NFL to tackle a new field, literally.
Feeding the Homeless
We pulled a HUGE surprise for about 50 homeless people, and it was awesome!
Feeding the Hungry Nourishing the Soul
CNN Hero Narayanan Krishnan gave up a career as a chef to feed the homeless three meals a day in Madurai, India.
Girl’s Wish is to Feed Homeless
Natalia Marsh-Welton did not want a dream vacation or to meet a celebrity. The girl decided she wanted to give back to the less-fortunate.
Homeless Pizza Party Prank
We had to prank our good buddy of Wholly Joes hot dogs and pizza! Little did he know he would be feeding the homeless all night:)
Louisiana Man Makes Sleeping Mats For the Homeless Out of Plastic Bags
One man's trash is another man's treasure for one Luling man, who is re-purposing plastic bags in an effort to change the world.
Making House Calls, To People Without Homes
Dr. Jim Withers operates his practice with a simple idea: The best way to care for the homeless is to treat them where they live.
Pas-ta Love Around
A school project by some helpful kids.
A Pep Talk from Kid President and Grover
Kid President gets some awesome help for SOCKTOBER from his new pal Grover! Together, these two are on a mission to let you know that helping is easy and you can make a difference!
Rich Without Money (OTR)
Dr. Bob Paeglow is a big-hearted doctor who makes no salary. He treats his patience for little or nothing. He tells Steve Hartman that he wanted to make a difference and is not doing it for the money.
ROWW- Fulfilling the unmet need
"When you put good will out there, it's amazing what can be accomplished." -ROWW Founder, Paul Walker
Social Worker Takes Client as Her Son (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets one woman who has dedicated her life to making sure every child has a home. But Taylor presented a particular challenge -- until she realized he belonged with her.
Spending a Fortune on the Less Fortunate (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman tells the story of Sal Dimicelli, a philanthropic real estate broker who has given away millions of his own personal fortune to the less fortunate.
A Stranger’s Gift
A powerful gift amidst a tragic loss.
Tiny House Build Video
Educate and Share Kindness. Start being human.
Waste No Food: A Teenager’s Bold Idea to End Hunger
“When you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, it’s all-consuming. You can’t focus on anything else.” Moved by the round-the-block lines he witnessed while working at a food shelter for a school community service project, 16 year-old Kiran Sridhar founded the “shared economy” platform Waste No Food which connects leftovers from dozens of restaurants and grocery stores in the Bay Area directly with shelters for the hungry and homeless. His new app closes the distribution gap between donors and recipients by connecting them directly within seconds. Precocious, enviably articulate and driven, Unilever Bright Future Award Winner Kiran Sridhar tells his story.
$20 Homeless Backpack Care Kit
How to provide everyday items that homeless people need.
The Journey - motivational and inspirational video 2013-2014: Motivation, Inspiration, Challenge, Success.
Nike - Find Your Greatness
This is Nathan. He is 12 years old. He's from London, Ohio. Greatness is not beyond his reach, nor is it for any of us.
One Step at a Time - Goal Achieving Doodle
Have YOU got big Goals? Reaching your goals is all about steady step-by-step progress. Big goals take lots of focused effort over a long period of time.
Share a Cup of Success - The Success Series
Success means different things to everyone, and we rarely take the time to talk about it. To get us all to share more, we set up a giant coffee cup on the street corner and asked strangers to hop in and share a cup of success with each other.
Shout it Out - The Success Series
We all have goals and dreams that we want to accomplish in life, but sometimes we’re reluctant to put them out into the world for fear of judgment or failure. So we decided to build a giant megaphone and invite passersby to step up, and shout them out.
The Steps to Success - The Success Series
Finding the success we want takes time; and there are so many people in our lives to help us get there. Have you ever thought about who those people are? We hit the streets with a life coach to show some thanks to those who have helped us the most.
The Born Friends Family Portrait
Sarah and Paige have been best friends since they were 8 years old and have shared everything over Skype. But the crazy part is they've never met in person.
Take a Seat - Make a Friend?
SoulPancake hits the streets to see what happens when two strangers sit in a ball pit... and talk about life's big questions.
Basketball Team Gets Miracle Assist (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets a basketball team whose junior guard dedicated a crucial game to a friend he lost to cancer. When the game came down to the wire, something remarkable happened.
Dance Walking Fitness
Hysterically funny man Ben Aaron shows us the new craze he has developed he calls... DANCE WALKING FITNESS.
Dear Graduates: A Message From Kid President
One of Kid President’s dreams is not only to grow up and graduate but also to grow up and give the speech at graduation. This is what that speech would be. We hope it encourages you to go out and be awesome every day. The world needs you!
Educate the Heart - Shane Koyczan & Dalai Llama
Prepare our children for this world. Educate the heart. It's already happening around the world with astonishing results. http://educatingtheheart.org
The Friendship Algorithm
During an episode of the Big Bang Theory, Sheldon displays his friendship algorithm as a flow chart, and tests it.
From One Second to the Next
Xzavier, Chandler, Debbie, and Reggie all know the horrors of texting & driving firsthand. Acclaimed director Werner Herzog tells their stories in this powerful It Can Wait Documentary.
Say hi to Mary, the Grandma Drummer!
How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes - Adam Leipzig Tedx Malibu
Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Kid President Has a Dream!
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, Kid President received the high honor of being invited to be part of the event. Here is what happened.
Kid President - How To Change The World (a work in progress)
In today's adventure, Kid President explores people's different ideas about how to make the world better.
The Little Mole
A classic cartoon with several different allegories built in.
Never Would I Ever
Sometimes all it takes is an unexpected adventure to open your eyes to all that is possible. To see this in action, SoulPancake partnered with Shout® to give three unsuspecting strangers an opportunity to try something new and live their life out loud. How do you step outside of your comfort zone?
Help a homeless child go to school better prepared. Visit operationbackpackNYC.org
UT at Austin Commencement Address - William H. McRaven
Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ '77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, Texas Exes Life Member, and Distinguished Alumnus.
What's One Thing You Want to Say to Your Mom?
We love moms. Who doesn’t? Let’s face it, they make everything better. They intuitively know if you’re sad, hungry, or just need a hug. In honor of Mother's Day, we hit the streets to ask people about one thing they want their mom to know - even if it’s something they’ve never said to her before. What do you love about your mom? Share this video with her and let her know!
Why I Think This World Should End
A poem with man’s view of the things that need to change in this world.
4 Year Olds Bucket List - Water is Life
There's a 1 in 5 chance Nkaitole won't reach the age of 5 due to unsafe drinking water. So we helped him complete his bucket list.