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Kindness ideas

We will showcase different places to find inspiration for more acts of kindness.


This time its from: 

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
7. Let someone go in front of you in line
8. Give a stranger a compliment
9. Make dinner for a family in need
10. Insert coins into someone’s parking meter
11. Buy flowers to hand out on the street


12. Leave letters of encouragement on people’s cars
13. Donate your old clothes to a charity shop
14. Help a senior with their groceries
15. Shovel a neighbor’s driveway when it snows
16. Walk a neighbor’s dog
17. Babysit for free
18. Plant a tree
19. Do a favor without asking for anything in return
20. Take someone new in your neighborhood on a tour of the city
21. Show the new kids around your school or work!
22. Buy an ice cream cone for a child
23. Learn to say hello in a different language to different people
24. Prepare a meal for your family

25. Pay for a stranger’s library fees
26. Send Valentine’s Day cards to everyone in your class
27. Spend a day at a homeless shelter
28. Give drinks out to people on a hot day
29. Send a letter to a good friend instead of a text
30. Bring in donuts for your co-workers
31. Help a child or older person cross the street
32. Water a neighbor’s lawn/flowers
33. Snap a photo of a couple
34. Give someone a gift card that you don’t intend to use
35. Wash someone’s car
36. Read to kids at the library for storytime
37. Plan a surprise birthday party for someone
38. Perform a concert at a retirement home
39. Help do chores at a farm/harvest ranch
40. Save your pop tabs for a children’s hospital
41. Leave your waiter a generous tip
42. Start mentoring a younger child


43. Spend time with your grandparents
44. Make a family member breakfast in bed
45. Hold the elevator for someone
46. Pay for someone’s dry cleaning
47. Pack someone a lunch for the day
48. Write a kind or encouraging message on a napkin
49. Do a sibling’s chores without them asking
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50. Offer to take a shopper’s cart to the line outside
51. Help someone who has a flat tire
52. Let someone else pick what to watch on TV
53. Send care packages to soldiers overseas
54. Rake the leaves for your neighbors
55. Mow the lawn for your neighbors
56. Take the day not to complain
57. Write a list of things that you adore about a friend]
58. Pay for someone’s morning coffee
59. Participate in Pack-A-Backpack for a child
60. Instead of posting negativity online, spread some encouragement
61. Share your favorite Bible verses or quote and post them to the company billboard
62. Give up your seat on the bus to another person

63. Pay for someone’s bus/cab fare
64. Offer someone your pen
65. Lend a friend a favorite book/movie
66. Recommend someone your favorite book/movie

67. Take your younger siblings out to play in the rain
68. Make hot chocolate for your family on a cold day
69. Take the time to appreciate the sunrise and sunset
70. Write someone an encouraging poem
71. Send Coloring Books to sick kids in the hospital
72. Celebrate your own best friend appreciation day
73. Help tutor a struggling student
74. Pay for another student’s lunch
75. Offer to give a friend a ride home
76. Take the time to listen to someone


77. Recycle things that you see on the road
78. Help sick animals find homes
79. Make someone a homemade blanket or scarf
80. Feed the birds in the park

81. Leave some change on a wishing fountain
82. Help out the janitors at school
83. Donate your hair after a haircut
84. Give your umbrella to a stranger
85. Volunteer to work some overtime at your job
86. Ride your bike or walk to work
87. Offer compliments to strangers and friends and family
88. Buy your waiter/waitress dessert
89. Wash a neighbor’s dog for free
90. Buy groceries for the person behind you
91. Reconnect with old friends
92. Hide money in random places for strangers to find

93. Be kind to yourself!
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