We're ready to be extra kind—to friends, family and of course, strangers. Especially since practicing random acts of kindness makes us feel good and as we are soon welcoming another year, what better way to celebrate than to set kindness goals and teach our kids the true value of kindness.
We created this super fantastic Random Acts of Kindness Generator with over 50 ideas to help you be extra kind all year long. Simply click a category in the top row that interests you—eg: “at work” or “with kids”—and the generator will provide a single idea for the day. Scroll down and click the white buttons to see all the random acts of kindness ideas within a single category. Let's begin!
Click a box below to generate a random act of kindness for the day.
As you can see, being kind isn’t just awesome, it’s easy. Kind acts and words don’t have to be dramatic to have a dramatic impact, and really brighten someone’s day. Holding the door open. A handwritten note of encouragement. A silly joke to cheer them up. A surprise gift of cookies. Or simply a heartfelt smile. We always try to be kind and think the world can never have too much kindness. The best thing we can do is celebrate life, and show others that we care. Kindness ideas and opportunities are all around us, we just have to have an open heart.
Random Acts of Kindness
Babysit for free.
Bake something and share with a group.
Be a mentor for someone who needs it.
Bring coloring books and crayons to a family shelter.
Buy the next round of drinks at happy hour.
Cook a meal for a family with a new baby.
Do a friend’s pile of laundry.
Donate a toy.
Donate your talents. Offer your photography, writing or sewing skills to a charity.
Donate your work clothes to someone in need.
Email an inspiring journalist or blogger to thank them for making a difference.
Help someone look for a job.
Help someone with groceries.
Help someone with their homework.
Hide a love note in someone’s purse or pocket.
Hide inspirational messages on sticky notes around the office.
Hold the elevator door open for someone who is running late.
Illustrate pretty drawings and bring them to a children’s hospital.
Introduce a co-worker to a professional contact.
Invite a new co-worker to lunch.
Join a kindness challenge.
Leave a copy of your favorite book on a bus or train with a note in it.
Leave a funny note on a random car.
Leave a funny on the white board in the conference room.
Leave a nice note on someone’s desk.
Leave an inspirational note in a library book.
Leave flowers on someone’s doorstep.
Let someone go in front of you at the checkout line.
Make a video to cheer someone up.
Make and give care packs to the homeless.
Make someone a gratitude journal they can write in.
Make someone a playlist.
Mow your neighbors lawn after mowing your own.
Offer someone your parking spot for the day.
Organize a fun family reunion.
Participate in a fundraiser.
Pay for someone else’s coffee.
Pick up trash on the beach or park.
Plant a tree.
Put a quarter in an expired meter.
Read a book to someone.
Run an errand for someone.
Run or walk for a cause.
Send a care package to a soldier.
Send an encouraging letter to someone who needs it.
Send your boss an email about a co-worker’s hard work.
Spend time with the elderly.
Support local farmers and markets.
Support someone’s charity or campaign.
Surprise the office with donuts or cupcakes.
Take someone to lunch.
Take your neighbor’s dog for a walk.
Talk to a manager about a great waiter/waitress.
Teach someone how to cook a healthy meal.
Volunteer at a local non profit.
Wash someone’s dishes.
Write a thank you letter to someone who has helped you out.