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Random Acts of Kindness Day

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day!

It doesn't take much to make positive an impact on someone's day. You just never know what is going on in a person's life, what they are struggling with, or how much the little things really mean to them. Who knows, one act of kindness to someone when they need it most could change the course of their life even!

Here are 101 ideas of some things you can do to bring joy into someone's life, today and every day:

1. Leave money on a vending machine for someone
2. Bake cookies for the elderly
3. Serve at a homeless shelter
4. Do a 5k for a good cause
5. Help at a veterinarian office
6. Pick up litter on the beach, trail or road
7. Help a parent out with a stroller or carrying things
8. Give a stranger a compliment
9. Make dinner for a family in need
10. Drop off cookies at a friends house
11. Buy flowers to hand out on the street
12. Leave letters of encouragement on people’s cars
13. Buy a movie ticket for the person behind you
14. Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant
15. Send flowers or chocolates to a friend out of the blue
16. Donate Christmas gifts to an orphanage
17. Participate in a fundraiser
18. Donate to a charity
19. Hold open the doors for people
20. Thank a teacher with a gift
21. Donate your old clothes to the Salvation Army
22. Help a senior with their groceries
23. Shovel a neighbour’s driveway when it snows
24. Walk a neighbour’s dog
25. Babysit for free
26. Plant a tree
27. Do a favour without asking for anything in return
28. Ask the person who’s serving you how their day is going
29. Be a good listener
30. Give blood
31. Learn to say hello in a different language to different people
32. Prepare a meal for your family
33. Pay for a stranger’s library fees
34. Send a cards to someone you haven't spoken to in a while
35. Let someone go past you in the grocery queue
36. Give warm drinks to people on a cold day
37. Send a letter to a good friend instead of a text
38. Bring in treats for your co-workers
39. Help a child or older person cross the street
40. Water a neighbour’s lawn/flowers
41. Snap a photo of a couple for them
42. Give someone a gift card that you don’t intend to use
43. Wash someone’s car
44. Read to kids at the library for story time
45. Plan a surprise birthday party for someone
46. Perform a concert at a retirement home
47. Help do chores at a farm/harvest ranch
48. Donate to a children’s hospital
49. Leave your waiter a generous tip
50. Start mentoring a younger child
51. Spend time with your grandparents
52. Make a family member breakfast in bed
53. Hold the elevator for someone
54. Pay for someone’s dry cleaning
55. Pack someone a lunch for the day
56. Write a kind or encouraging message on a napkin
57. Clean up someone else’s mess
58. Offer to take a shopper’s cart to the line outside
59. Help someone who has a flat tire
60. Let someone else pick what to watch on TV
61. Send care packages to someone in need
62. Rake the leaves for your neighbours
63. Mow the lawn for your neighbours
64. Take the day not to complain
65. Write a list of things that you adore about a friend
66. Pay for someone’s morning coffee
67. Participate in charity event
68. Spread some encouragement on social media
69. Share your favourite quote and post them somewhere public
70. Give up your seat on the bus to another person
71. Pay for someone’s bus/cab fare
72. Offer someone your pen
73. Lend a friend a favourite book/movie
74. Recommend someone your favourite book/movie
75. Give a homeless person your doggie bag (or better yet, buy them a sandwich)
76. Make hot chocolate for your family on a cold day
77. Take the time to appreciate the sunrise and sunset
78. Write someone an encouraging poem
79. Drop off stuffed animals or colouring books to a children’s hospital
80. Celebrate your own best friend appreciation day
81. Put a coin in an expired meter
82. Take a minute to direct someone who’s lost
83. Offer to give a friend a ride home
84. Offer your help to someone
85. Recycle things that you see on the road
86. Help shelter animals find homes - or volunteer to take the dogs for a walk
87. Make someone a homemade blanket or scarf
88. Feed the birds in the park
89. Leave some change on a wishing fountain
90. Help out the cleaner in your building
91. Donate your hair after a haircut
92. Give your umbrella to a stranger
93. Volunteer to work some overtime at your job
94. Ride your bike or walk to work
95. Offer compliments to strangers and friends and family
96. Buy your waiter/waitress dessert
97. Wash a neighbour’s dog for free
98. Buy groceries for the person behind you
99. Reconnect with old friends
100. Hide money in random places for strangers to find
101. Be kind to yourself!


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