Kindness is not limited to human. Studies have been done and observations have been made that animals exhibit kindness/compassion. At times going outside of their own species.
- Moko the dolphin saves two pygmy whales
- Dolphins work together to prevent an injured companion from drowning.
- Rats feel empathy and will act to aid companion rats
If we can have compassion seen in the 'lower' animals of the world, then humanity must get over their egoism and extend it to all the world. It doesn't require some sort of grand gesture. It can be as simple as lending a bit of time and willingness to hear another person's story. It can be picking up refuse that is left along the roadside. It can be pulling weeds from a flowerbed or making a feral cat shelter from spare materials.
I sincerely believe that each act of kindness is blessed.