The adjective benevolent is the act of being kind, helpful, doing something good, and intending for the benefits rather than profit.

Synonyms are beneficent, compassionate, softhearted, or sympathetic.

The word origins from Old French (mid 15th century) benivolent and directly from Latin benevolentem (nominative benevolens) meaning “wishing (someone) well, benevolent” related to benevolentia meaning “good feeling”. It comes from bene plus volent-, volens, present participle of velle meaning “to wish”.

He was honored as a benevolent donor when he donated his left kidney to a stranger.

She is pure and benevolent and I hope she never changes.

They are a benevolent family, where even their kids are kind. I would be very proud to raise children like them.