Can an act of kindness go viral? It seems so, and correspondent Steve Hartman examines how small actions can make real change in the CBS News Special THE GIFT: KINDNESS GOES VIRAL WITH STEVE HARTMAN broadcasted Wednesday, Dec. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+.

Hartman, the correspondent for the iconic “On the Road” series on the CBS EVENING NEWS and CBS MORNINGS’ “Kindness 101,” brings his heartwarming and inspiring storytelling to primetime with this one-hour special focusing on ordinary people committing extraordinary acts that change lives far beyond their own communities. The stories range from a woman whose life was changed forever by a hairdresser who cared, to a family whose child would soon go blind using that experience to help others see the world, and a woman who couldn’t afford to adopt creating an inventive idea now helping others pay for adoptions. These stories remind us that one act of humanity can go a long way.


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