This might be our new favorite holiday.
Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day in February dedicated to showing love. February 17th was Random Acts of Kindness Day, so if you felt the world getting a little brighter, that might be why.
For 24 hours, strangers were buying strangers cups of coffee or bestowing them with compliments.
But if you missed Random Acts of Kindness Day, don’t sweat it. You can commit a random act of kindness any day of the year. Random acts of kindness can be big or small. It can consist of anything from baking cookies for someone else to giving a gift to cleaning up a beach. The point is simply to do something altruistic and bring joy into someone else’s life.
Random Acts of Kindness Day started in New Zealand, where it is celebrated on September 1st. Here in the States, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week the second full week of February. Because sometimes just one day isn’t enough.
Here’s how people on Twitter celebrated:
Mum and I did lots of litter picking around our village today. We removed crisp packets, sweet wrappers, plastic b… https://t.co/x0bjzhKzHm— Belle 🐼🐻🐴 (@Belle 🐼🐻🐴)1550419457.0
Dad did his good deed at the supermarket. There was an old lady who didn’t have enough money for her shopping, so h… https://t.co/LQVympccWA— TheRealDanieltheSpaniel (@TheRealDanieltheSpaniel)1550404296.0
Just bought coffee for a stranger and walked out the cafe. I did the same last year and that person became a friend… https://t.co/6SZELtpnef— Mash Joy (@Mash Joy)1550396970.0
@LoveYourMorphy Helped the neighbour carry in their shopping from the car as she had loads of bags and looked ready… https://t.co/Ex65WskLz3— Denise Whiskin (@Denise Whiskin)1550608177.0
To the stranger who approached me on campus today to give me a compliment: thank you, it has made my day (also, I a… https://t.co/Zl1DUkC470— Dessie Z (@Dessie Z)1550409208.0
For random acts of kindness day I gave an envelope to 12 strangers in Penryn containing a nice quote/ explanation a… https://t.co/dn5sTur4GT— Amy Clay (@Amy Clay)1550426852.0