February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day

Keep the love going from Valentine’s Day! The world could always use a little more kindness. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has been making kindness the norm since 1990.

Need some ideas on what to do? Here’s what you can do:

In the office

  • Create kindness in the workplace guide
  • Find out something new about a coworker. Make an effort to get to know someone you don’t normally interact with.
  • Send an encouraging email. Compliment someone on a job well done! A little goes a long way.
  • Turn your computer off overnight. It’s good for the Earth! You’re not using it so it doesn’t need to be on.


  • Leave a positive comment on a post. It can be as simple as some emojis or a personalized comment. Help make the internet a positive and constructive place!
  • Praise a local business online. If a small, local business went out of their way to make an experience great for you, write about it! Google reviews have a bigger impact than you think!
  • Send a message to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. There’s no time like the present to catch up. You just might make someone’s day.

For the environment

  • Pay bills online. Not only does it save paper, but sometimes companies offer incentives to enroll in online or autopay.
  • Reuse package boxes. When you order something, save the box for the next time you give a gift or send a package out. You can often reuse bubble wrap or packing paper.
  • Eat vegetarian one day a week. Even one day a week can make a difference in reducing carbon emissions.

For strangers

  • Give up your seat on the bus or train. You never know what someone is going through, and sometimes a place to sit is all they need.
  • Tip your servers or delivery drivers extra. Essential workers have kept our city going during the COVID-19 pandemic! Treat them to a pleasant surprise.
  • Say thank you and smile. If someone holds the door for you, picks up something you dropped or serves you lunch, say thank you!
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