Dr. Oz: Daniel Lubetsky Do the KIND Thing
Dr. Oz talked to Daniel Lubetzky, author of Do the KIND Thing and founder and CEO of KIND. Daniel Lubetzky is the son of a Holocaust survivor. From an early age, he heard stories of what his father went through in the concentration camp. Not just the horrible parts, but how he survived through the selflessness of other people who took risks to help him. This inspired him to want to build bridges and help make connections with people.
Dr. Oz said that research shows that tiny acts of kindness have a huge impact. He wanted to celebrate real life acts of kindness, which is what this segment was all about.
Dr. Oz: Man Saves Woman From Exploding Building
He shared a video of a blast that leveled three buildings in New York’s East Village. Before the building exploded, a woman was trapped on her fire escape. A stranger emerged from the crowd and climbed the ladder to help her down.
Daniel Lubetzky said the beauty of this is the selflessness of the stranger who risked his life. Dr. Oz said that research shows that if you’re kind to others, you can have about three extra years of life.
Dr. Oz: Hairstylist Cuts the Hair of the Homeless
Next, Dr. Oz showed pictures of from an Instagram user named Mark Bustos, who is a hairstylist. Every Sunday, he takes to the streets to give free haircuts to the homeless of New York City. Mark joined Dr. Oz in the studio.
He said he went to the Philippines a few years ago and while he was there, he rented a chair in a barbershop and cut the hair of less fortunate children all day long. He then decided to bring this tradition back with him to New York.
Dr. Oz: Stranger Pays for Mother’s Diapers
Dr. Oz shared a video of a young mother at a checkout line who was told by the cashier that she could only get one box of diapers at the discount price. A complete stranger came over and offered to pay for the rest of the diapers. All the stranger asked for in return was that she pay it forward to someone else one day.
Daniel Lubetzky said the only way we’re going to tackle the problems of the world is if we recognize each other’s shared humanity. Acts of kindness like this make us feel more fulfilled and brings more meaning to our lives.