HumanKind by Brad Aronson


Changing the world one small act at a time

Brad Aronson’s life changed in an instant when his wife, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia. Following her diagnosis, Brad spent most of the next two-and-a-half years either by Mia’s side as she received treatment or trying to shield their five-year-old son from the worst of Mia’s illness. Amid the stress and despair of waiting for the treatment to ultimately work, Brad and Mia were met by an outpouring of kindness from family, friends, and even complete strangers. Inspired by this generosity of spirit, Brad began writing about the people who rescued his family from that dark time, often with the smallest gestures. But he didn’t stop there. Knowing that the world is full of moments when a simple act of kindness transforms a life, he sought out these stories and shares some of the best ones in HumanKind.

LifeTree Media
Published by LifeTree Media, an imprint of Wonderwell
Release Date: April 14, 2020
Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook
256 pages
$23.99 CAD / $15.99 USD

The heartwarming feel-good book that we all need right now

Among other stories, you’ll read about:

  • the mentor who changed a child’s life with a single conversation,
  • the six-year-old who launched a global kindness movement, and
  • the band of grandmothers who mend clothes for homeless people.

Brad also provides dozens of ways you can make a difference through the simplest words and deeds. You’ll discover how buying someone a meal or sharing a little encouragement at the right time can transform someone’s world.

HumanKind will leave you grateful for what you have and provide a refuge from the negativity that surrounds us. This book is an uplifting reminder of what really matters and of how easily you can change a life—including your own.

IBPA Silver Award

2021 Gold Winner

IPBA Benjamin Franklin Awards

IBPA Silver Award

2020 Winner

Canadian Book Club Awards

Nautilus Book Awards

2020 Gold Winner

Nautilus Book Awards

IBPA Silver Award

2021 Silver Winner

IPBA Benjamin Franklin Awards

Brad Aronson

Brad Aronson

Brad Aronson invests in start-up tech companies, and is passionate about serving at-risk youth. He serves on the boards of mentoring program Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hopeworks, a nonprofit that provides tech training and jobs to urban youth. He teaches entrepreneurship to inner city teens, and has every student start their own company, which has led to many adventures in business.

Praise for HumanKind

“Every life is a story woven around the web of relationships, chance encounters and daily challenges. Unconsciously or consciously we are the authors of our life stories. In this very elegant and wise book, Brad shows how we can create a life of adventure and healing by making our lives stories of love in action.”

Deepak Chopra

“I believe we’re all connected, and our purpose here on Earth is to help one another. In HumanKind, Brad Aronson shows us how to do this. The stories he shares will inspire you and, thanks to his practical tips, you’ll feel empowered to act on that feeling and put kindness into action every day, in ways big and small.”

Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back

“The most uplifting and life-affirming book in years.”


“HumanKind is perfect for anyone feeling the weight of the world, itching to make a difference and not sure which direction to take. This book is a flashlight of well-written inspiring stories, simple lessons on kindness and specific ways to help.”

Neil Pasricha, author of seven New York Times bestsellers including The Book of Awesome

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