Hadith on Kindness: The Prophet is kind to the worst of people

‘Amr ibn al-‘As reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would embrace the worst people with a cheerful face and kind words; by that he would soften their hearts. The Prophet would embrace me with a cheerful face and kind words, until I thought that I was the best of people.

Source: al-Shamā’il al-Muḥammadīyah 334

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْعَاصِ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُقْبِلُ بِوَجْهِهِ وَحَدِيثِهِ عَلَى أَشَرِّ الْقَوْمِ يَتَأَلَّفُهُمْ بِذَلِكَ فَكَانَ يُقْبِلُ بِوَجْهِهِ وَحَدِيثِهِ عَلَيَّ حَتَّى ظَنَنْتُ أَنِّي خَيْرُ الْقَوْمِ

334 الشمائل المحمدية للترمذي

295 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن في مختصر الشمائل