Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on February 17th. This nationwide holiday celebrates and encourages acts of kindness, whether it’s a small compliment or a life-changing gesture.

Here are some great ideas to help make this altruistic day a success.

  1. Compliment a stranger.
  2. Drop off canned goods at your local food bank.
  3. Donate your hair to Locks of Love.
  4. Pay for the coffee for the person behind you.
  5. Give a dollar to someone in need.
  6. Donate to a charity.
  7. Write a note and tell someone how much you appreciate them.
  8. Write a letter to a senior citizen via Love for the Elderly.
  9. Surprise your coworker with their favorite treat.
  10. Pay for a coworker’s or friend’s lunch.
  11. Let someone go in front of you in line.
  12. Leave a thoughtful, kind note on a stranger’s car.
  13. Call your parents and tell them you love and appreciate them.
  14. Write a letter to a military soldier that is deployed through Operation Gratitude.
  15. Buy flowers and give them to a grocery store cashier.
  16. Write or email a former teacher that made an impact on your life.
  17. Donate blood to the American Red Cross.
  18. Go to dinner and write a thank you note on the check to the server.
  19. Reconnect with a long-lost friend via social media.
  20. Write a thank-you note to a firefighter or police officer.
  21. Cook someone a homemade meal.
  22. Bake some cookies and bring them into work.
  23. Mow your neighbor’s lawn after mowing your lawn.
  24. Leave a positive sticky note on someone’s desk at work.
  25. Leave some quarters at the laundromat.
  26. Go to lunch and leave someone a larger than average tip.
  27. Pay the toll for the driver behind you.
  28. Smile at a stranger.
  29. Hold open the elevator or a door for someone.
  30. Put money in an expired parking meter.
  31. Help someone take a photo.
  32. Give up your seat on the bus, train or subway.
  33. Buy a $5 gift card and give it to a random person.
  34. Bring flowers to a nursing home.
  35. Give up your aisle or window seat to someone in the middle.