22 Ways to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”- Aesop. National Random Acts of Kindness Day, celebrated on February 17th, encourages people to practice random acts of kindness towards others. You never know what someone else is going through and how a kind gesture or simple act of compassion or generosity can impact their life. 

If you have children, use this day to teach them the importance of being kind and compassionate to others.

Ideas for Sharing Kindness With Others 

  1. Pay for the meal or coffee for the person behind you in the drive-thru. What a pleasant surprise for someone having a rough morning or ending a difficult day. 
  2. Bring gift cards or home-baked cookies to your local fire station. 
  3. Send flowers to someone in a nursing home or hospital. Not everyone has family or friends that stop by to visit.
  4. Volunteer at a local charity. 
  5. Leave someone a note telling them how they made a difference in your life. 
  6. Compliment someone.  
  7. Share your smile with others. Even a simple gesture such as a smile can bring joy and light to someone’s day. 
  8. Give gift cards and a big thank you to waste management workers. How often do you think people stop to thank them?
  9. Leave your waiter/waitress an extra large tip. 
  10. Give restaurant gift cards to your landscapers. 
  11. Hold the door open for someone and tell them to have a nice day. 
  12. Bring groceries to a local food bank. 
  13. Donate school supplies to your local school. 
  14. Give scratch-off tickets to people in the service industry. A small act of generosity for those who don’t always get shown appreciation, such as security guards, cafeteria workers, custodians, and postal workers.
  15. Pay for the meal at the table next to you in a restaurant. 
  16. Donate pet supplies to an animal shelter. 
  17. Take someone to lunch who is alone or going through a hard time. 
  18. Donate sports equipment or arts and crafts to a local community center. 
  19. Donate to Make-A-WishDid you know you can donate your airline miles to help?
  20. Pay for someone’s groceries at the checkout. 
  21. Buy lunch for the homeless. 
  22. Offer to help your neighbor with yard work or wash their car.

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