Make yourself happy and make the world a better place by doing kind things for strangers. It does not necessarily take any money, just a little time and effort. Pay it forward by helping others, and you will reap the rewards.

Random Acts of Kindness

  • Greet people with a smile.
  • Give your pet a special treat.
  • Shovel the sidewalk for a neighbor.
  • Stop for a pedestrian who is waiting to cross the street.
  • Pay a compliment at least once a day.
  • Give blood.
  • Clean graffiti from neighborhood walls and buildings.
  • Pick up litter while you are walking.
  • Call a friend or relative you haven't talked to in awhile.
  • Leave an extra big tip for the waitperson.
  • Hug people
  • Share your lunch.
  • Pay attention to positive news that you hear and pass it on.
  • Hold the door open for the next person coming behind you.
  • Give to a charity.
  • Forgive someone who needs it from you.
  • Do chores in the house you don’t normally do.

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Inspirational Videos

"Kindness Boomerang" by Life Vest Inside

A music video showing random acts of kindness, set to the song “One Day” by Matisyahu:

It was created by the non-profit group Life Vest Inside

"Imagine" by Playing For Change

The classic John Lennon peace song, sung by different musicians throughout the world wherever they live, and then combined into one music video. This project took playingforchange.org a year to produce.

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