4. Experts say when we do something kind, it causes others to be kind, creating a cascading effect.
According to researchers Fowler and Christakis, kindness spreads. They have determined there is a mimicry process at work. Watching others engaged in acts of kindness, or knowing that they have done so, tends to inspire us to be kind.
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