• This documentary is a gem! We recommend that everyone go see this feel-good film!

    Cinema Obsessed
  • A stroke of genius.

    The Huffington Post
  • Simply gorgeous. Every frame of the movie looks pretty, well-designed, and well-composed.

    Man I Love Films

We are in the midst of a revolution. We’ve had 20 years of massive self interest that’s gotten us into a lot of deep trouble. The revolution is about reorienting toward kindness as a way to make a difference. Will you join us?

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What Is The Nicest Thing That Anyone  Ever Did For You?

About Kindness Is Contagious

A Film By David Gaz

Kindness Is Contagious is a feel-good documentary, narrated by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the best selling author of the novel (and film) Pay It Forward. It’s a film all about being nice and the benefits of being nice. Kindness Is Contagious profiles cutting-edge scientists and best-selling authors from Berkeley to Harvard and everywhere in between as well as real life people from all walks of life whose lives illustrate their incredible discovery:

NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST!

It all began with an article about James Fowler and Nicholas Christakis and their research concerning the viral nature of kindness. Fowler and Christakis demonstrated that if you are kind to one person, they will be kind to four other people, and that each of those four people will be kind to four more people, and so on and so on… eventually circling back around to you again. Showing in fact that Karma may actually exist in the scientific sense.

We asked people from all walks of life one deceptively difficult question:

What is the nicest thing anyone ever did for you?

CEOs, baseball players, roller girls, concert pianists, artists, street performers, soup kitchen volunteers, police officers, models and many more tell you their heartfelt stories of kindness and generosity. Learn how a little generosity can help YOU live a happier, healthier, wealthier, longer and more fulfilling life.