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Random Acts of Kindness

February 15, 2016
2 min. read


This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20) with Random Acts of Kindness Day on the 17th. Each day this week, try making a conscious effort to perform kind acts for those around you – whether for a family member, or a stranger you just met. A little bit of encouragement can really make someone’s day, and you never know how much a small act can mean to someone. You may even cause a chain reaction and get others to “pay it forward.”

Take a look at our list of 25 ideas for Random Acts of Kindness, then interact with us on our Facebook page or use the entry form below to submit your own ideas. For every #RandomActsofKindness photo or video submission on our Facebook page, we will donate $1 to The Hope Center. Get the full details on our Facebook page.

Watch the below video for a short example to get you started.


25 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas:

  1. Leave an encouraging note for someone


  2. Put coins in an expired parking meter

  3. Offer to clear snow from a neighbor’s car

  4. Let someone in front of you in line

  5. Leave an extra nice tip for a waiter or waitress at a restaurant

  6. Make a meal for someone


  7. Hold open the door for someone

  8. Donate clothing to charity

  9. Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru or fast food restaurant

  10. Post a positive review online for a product or business

  11. Send cards to people in nursing homes


  12. Offer someone your seat on the train or subway

  13. Let someone merge in front of you in traffic

  14. Tell a cashier or store clerk they are doing a good job

  15. Lend a good book to a friend

  16. Donate food to a food pantry


  17. Call a family member to talk “just because”

  18. Introduce yourself to someone new at work or church

  19. Thank a public service figure

  20. Help someone carry their grocery bags

  21. Bring in snacks for your coworkers


  22. Let someone have the closer parking spot

  23. Leave a “thank you” note or gift for the delivery person

  24. Help pick up trash on the side of the road

  25. Help out at a soup kitchen or charity


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