Inspirational Videos

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Inspirational Videos

Inspirational Videos

I’m a huge fan of inspirational videos and inspirational people. They’re a great way to start the day or provide an energy boost when you need it most. The world is a wonderful place, and these inspirational videos have captured that well.

I chose these inspirational videos, because they demonstrate the kindness in others. I’ll admit that at least a few of them even brought tears to my eyes.

Amazing Special Education Teacher Starts Each Day with Compliments

Written by Brad Aronson 799 Shares

Special Education

As you saw in the incredible video above, teacher Chris Ulmer begins every class with compliments for each student.

Ulmer, a special education teacher, has had the same class for three years. In Ulmer’s first year, every day had a theme like “Monday Funday” and “Toast Tuesday.”

Ulmer noticed his kids were always more motivated, happier and better behaved on Toast Tuesdays (when class began with compliments), so he decided every day would start with affirmations for each student. The incorporation of 10 minutes of daily affirmations contributed to significant growth in his class. Students' confidence and self-worth have skyrocketed, some students have begun looking Ulmer in the eye, and students have started complimenting each other regularly.

Sometimes you just want to say “thanks”

Written by Brad Aronson 262 Shares

Fantastic video of TD Bank turning some of their ATMs into Automated Thanking Machines to create some very personal and special moments for customers. TD Bank pulled this off on their annual customer appreciation day. Select customers were invited into the bank for a focus group to discuss a new ATM machine but instead were introduced to the “Automated Thanking Machine.”

Have tissues ready . . .


Kindness — Hidden Camera Ad Warms Heart

Written by Brad Aronson 518 Shares

I absolutely loved this video.

It is a hidden camera ad, where a kid without a jacket is cold at a bus stop in Norway. The majority of passersby at the bus stopped took the time to help.

The point of the ad from SOS Children’s Villages Norway is to raise awareness of the children suffering in Syria. They ask, “Will you lend a hand?”

You can see the translation in English by clicking the “CC”. Personally, I liked it better without the translation.

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Nicholas Winton – How 29-Year-Old Stockbroker Nicholas Winton Saved 669 Lives on Nights and Weekends

Written by Brad Aronson 796 Shares

Sir Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton is surprised when he realizes he is in an audience filled with children whose lives he saved. This emotional video clip is from the BBC television program “That’s Life”.

The Nicholas Winton Story

“I was told that my sister and I were going to be sent to England. I was only 9 and not aware of the situation. A lot of us thought it was an adventure. We didn’t know what was happening.”

Here’s what happened. Milena Grenfell-Baines and 668 other mostly Jewish children were transported from Czechoslovakia to England ...

Security Cameras Catch People Being Amazing

Written by Brad Aronson 752 Shares

A great way to spend one-and-a-half minutes (that’s what she said). Really, a great short video about a security camera catching heroic, funny and touching moments. Surprisingly, this is a Coke ad. I’m not sure how much soda it will sell, but the video was a great way for me to start the day.

This video previously contained a copyrighted audio track. Due to a claim by a copyright holder, the audio track has been muted.

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Caine’s Arcade: Your Inspiration for Today

Written by Brad Aronson 46 Shares

If you have 10 minutes, this video is a fantastic use of your time. If you don’t have 10 minutes, squeeze this in anyway.

This video is about an entrepreneurial 9-year old who built an elaborate arcade entirely out of cardboard boxes. You’ll love him and the thoughtful kindness of stranger Nirvan Mullick, the first customer of Caine’s Arcade.

The video made me tear up a little bit (I’m serious about the tears – this isn’t just a cover for my secret life as a Navy SEAL). Let this inspire you to do something ...

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