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A series of feel good stories to show the world there is still warmth within the hearts of the human race.

A series of feel good stories to show the world there is still warmth within the hearts of the human race.
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A series of feel good stories to show the world there is still warmth within the hearts of the human race.




The Fox Project - 012

Who loves foxes? I know we have many who adore foxes or many other wild animals. These episodes will introduce you to the Fox Project and the Animal Ark so listen in and get some feel good moments started for your day! The quote in this episode is from Immanuel Kant: “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals” For more information about these organizations you can visit these websites. The Fox Project: The Animal Ark:


Thank you Mom - 011

This episode happens to have aired on Mother’s Day so why not take the time to thank the one person in our life who really did do something nice! The quote in this episode is from Agatha Christie: “A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”


Hotels for the homeless - 010

A co-worker shared this story with me and it’s about someone who helped provide temporary shelter for over 100 homeless people during the most recent Polar Vortex. There are many ways to help the homeless and in Chicago, this is one way that helped many! The quote in this episode is from Nina Hagen: “Do some selfless service for people who are in need. Consider the whole picture, not just our little selves.”


Have a heart, give a liver - 009

Giving the ultimate life giving gift of donating an organ is something that can give you a bond with someone you may never even know. This episode shares a heartwarming story about an anonymous liver donation that saved a woman’s life in her time of need. You can also learn more about donating an organ by visiting The quote in this episode is from Charles Dickens: “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”


Messages from a good heart - 008

Doing something nice doesn’t have to cost you any money, it could just be something that just costs a little time and that’s it! In this episode we hear a story about someone who does just that! The quote in this episode is from Richelle Goodrich: “Your efforts extend like ripples on the ocean, much further than you know.”


Saving a life isn't a crime - 007

We all make mistakes, some bigger than others. In this episode we look at how even making mistakes in your life, specifically those of crime, still have good in them. What lessons can be learned, let’s find out together. The quote in this episode is from Dalai Lama XIV: “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.”


A hot lesson in saving lives - 006

Sometimes being prepared is a lesson that may help save your life and others. This episode talks about some heroic events that were only possible because of either having a plan or being surrounded by others who were able to help. Listen, then decide if you are prepared yourself. The quote in this episode is from Benjamin Franklin: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”


Stories from Listeners Chapter I - 005

Do Something Nice has reached several listeners within just the first month of airing, so Jeff decides to share some of the emails and stories sent in by listeners. Included are some stories about helping animals, creating Blessing Bags, and helping individuals in need. If you would like to share your stories, be sure to email it in! You can send in your emails to


A cross country team's chance encounter - 004

The chance that a group of people would encounter a man who’s life was in danger is a lesson that there are good people in this world. This episode takes you to New Mexico where a cross country team rescues a man in need.


Shining shoes for kids - 003

When a man dedicates his life to raising money for children, a huge impact is made. This week’s story is about a shoe shiner named Albert Lexie, a man with a heart of gold who donated not just money, but love to so many children in need.


A Team of Two Save A Life - 002

A heartfelt story that takes place in Greenville, South Carolina. This story is about a teacher who, by chance, joins one of her past students to save his father's life. The quote in this episode is from Sylvia Mathews Burwell: “Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors”


The Challenge - 001

The first episode of the Do Something Nice Podcast with Host Jeff Bonano. This episode is about how this all started and Jeff introduces what his challenge to you is and how you can be a "Nice Ninja". The quote for this episode is from Sir Winston Churchill: "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."