Every living thing needs some kind of sustenance to survive. We seek that which fulfills us, but truth be known, real needs are few. There are several schools of thought on this, as man has sought to understand the world at large and his place in it.
One thing is certain. Kindness is believed to be a basic need. Studies have shown the many positive effects of kindness on all living things. However, it goes even deeper than that. When we give kindness to others, we also receive the benefits. Kindness can do powerful things. And, it is really good karma. Namasté.