In celebration of World Kindness Day 2021, I am delighted to present HELLO!'s second annual Kind List – a Who's Who of the most empathetic individuals in the public eye.

At HELLO! we are passionate about the power of kindness to shape the world and, especially at a time when we are all rebuilding and healing from the past 18 months, we feel a global responsibility to put kindness centre-stage, into the spotlight.

Kindness comes in many forms and our list champions notable personalities in eight categories who make an outstanding contribution to making our world a better place – from philanthropy to climate change activism, to using their platform to highlight people and causes which might otherwise not have a voice. Some key names for 2021 include the Queen, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, David Attenborough, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Marcus Rashford, Simone Biles, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Myself and the team hope that some of the role models on this list will inspire younger generations too – so please join our #HellotoKindness movement and help spread the word.

As well as the list, I'd like to invite you to visit our Kindness Digital Issue where you can find additional features on how the royals and stars are spreading kindness – stories including Princess Eugenie's top tips for being kind to the ocean; how celebrities are raising their children to be kind and top reads on kindness (you might spot my new book Be Kind in there!).

And don't forget, in order to have the capacity to be kind to others, we must first understand how to show compassion to ourselves – there are articles on the importance of self-care in our digital issue too.

I am so proud of the team for producing the only list you really need to read this year. We hope you feel inspired by it. Enjoy!

Kindness, always,

Rosie Nixon

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