Kindness Ideas

  • Welcome a friend home with groceries.
  • Give someone a book.
  • Leave a love note.
  • Share an inspirational news story.
  • Give a surprise gift.
  • Write a note or poem for someone
  • Help with a chore
  • Go for a dinner out
  • Reconnect with someone
  • Call someone to say thank you.
  • Help a family.
  • Lend an ear
  • Babysit
  • Send a postcard
  • Bake cookies for a neighbor
  • Give flowers
  • Welcome someone new at work, school or in the neighborhood.
  • Post inspiring quotes in various places.
  • Give a gift card.
  • Pick up litter.
  • Thank an eco-friendly business.
  • Organize a clean-up.
  • Give away a reusable grocery bag.
  • Give away long life light bulbs.
  • Plant a tree
  • Cook a locally grown meal.
  • Hug a tree in public and tell someone why.
  • Give away house plants or seeds.
  • Leave toys for a family at the park.
  • Pay forward a vending machine snack.
  • Leave flowers for someone.
  • Put quarters on Laundromat machines.
  • Post inspirational notes in the community.
  • Put an iTunes song card in someone’s mailbox.
  • Shovel someone’s snow.
  • Pay for someone in line behind you.
  • Buy donuts for work.
  • Give a gift for no reason.
  • Hide money for a stranger to find.
  • Compliment a public service employee.
  • Put coins in expiring parking meters.
  • Help someone in financial need.
  • Play the role of doorman for 15 minutes.
  • Talk with a stranger.
  • Give out water on a hot day.
  • Acknowledge someone else’s kindness.
  • Put inspiring notes in public places.
  • Write a love letter to a stranger.
  • Give a parking spot to another car.
  • Offer free hugs.
  • Visit an elderly neighbor.
  • Visit a nursing home.
  • Give your bus seat to an elder.
  • Read to someone.
  • Prepare a special meal or dessert for someone.
  • Let an older person teach you to cook a traditional meal.
  • Offer to drive an elderly person.
  • Share safety tips with someone.
  • Donate items to an animal shelter.
  • Hang up a bird feeder
  • Offer to walk someone’s pet.
  • Teach children kindness to the least – insects.
  • Say hello to 5 people.
  • Don’t complain for a week – or a day!
  • Fast for a day, spend the $ to feed someone else.
  • Mail a thank you note.
  • Tell your parents you love them.
  • Serve with your children.
  • Make breakfast for your partner.
  • Cook a meal for your neighbor.
  • Organize a family phone reunion.
  • Listen to a colleague or fellow student.
  • Send a thank you note to a boss or teacher.
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