We can get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we often forget to think of others. But a small gesture of kindness can not only make someone else’s entire day, but it can also make you feel good. So why not spread the love and try a random act of kindness today? Here are 109 ideas to get you started:
1;Help an elderly person cross the street.
2; Help a younger sibling with homework or college and scholarship applications.
3; Let a car merge in front of you and do it with a smile.
4;Participate in a beach cleanup.
5; Adopt an animal from the shelter.
6;Help rebuild destroyed homes and communities.
7;Pay the toll for the car behind you.
8;Introduce yourself to neighbors and bring baked goods or sweets.
9;Buy an extra cup of coffee in the morning and give to a co-worker.
10;Wash your roommate’s dishes for them.
Smile at people.
11; Open the door for someone.
12; Help someone with their bags or luggage.
Offer to take a picture for tourists.
13;Leave a nice note for your partner.
14;Pay for the coffee for the person behind you.
15;Share your class notes with a classmate.
Help a friend move.
16;Talk to someone new and make a new friend.
17Make your roommate’s bed for them.
18; Help a lost tourist find his or her way
19; Pick up litter and put it in a trash can.
20; Make a homemade treat for your pet.
21;Forgive yourself for any mistakes you’ve made.
22; Mentor someone.
23; Give a generous tip to your waiter.
24;Use a reusable water bottle or cup to help the environment.
25; Plan a vacation for your parents.
26;Bring a welcome gift to new neighbors.
27; Respond to emails or texts promptly.
28; Befriend a lonely person.
29; Reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while.
30; Compliment a stranger.
31; Eat and buy local.
32; Let someone take your parking spot.
33; Plan a scavenger hunt for your kids.
34; Buy or make a DIY toy for your pet.
35; Volunteer to give a tour of your school.
36; Don’t honk at cars (or people).
37; Bring sweet treats to the office to share.
38; Treat yourself to a nice long bath.
39; Donate your blood at a blood drive.
40; Sit with someone who is eating alone.
41; Read to the elderly.
42; Tell your parents you love them and how much you appreciate everything they have done for you.
43; Let someone go in front of you at the cashier.
44; Donate clothes and shoes to the needy.
Clean up after someone in the lunchroom or cafeteria.
45; Give your partner a massage.
46; Recommend your favorite restaurant to a tourist.
47; Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
48;Wash your partner’s car for them.
49; Let go of old grudges.
50; Help your kids build a play house
51; Do your sibling’s household chore.
52; Praise a child to the parents while the child is present.
53; Hold the elevator door for others.
54; Offer someone a piece of gum.
55; Bring misplaced shopping carts back to the designated area.
56; Organize a study session for your classmates.
57; Send a photo in a frame to your parents (or grandparents).
58; Offer to babysit your friends’ kids for free.
59; Donate your locks of hair.
60; Tell someone you’ve fought with that you’re sorry and that you forgive them.
61; Sign up to be an organ donor.
62: Leave extra time in a parking meter.
63; Pay for your friend’s tab.
65;Return a lost item to the owner.
65;Visit a nursing home and make a new friend.
66; If it rains a lot in your area, give an umbrella to a homeless person.
67; Be kind to someone you dislike.
Encourage someone who is working hard at the gym.
68; Vacuum the floor for your roommate.
69; Take a shorter shower to conserve water.
70; Make a donation in your name to a charity you care about.
71; Bring homemade food, to a new mom or single mom.
72; Teach a child how to ride a bike.
73; Bring a homeless person some food and a drink.
74; Send a care package to your children, friends, or elderly parents.
75; Email your boss or professor and tell them how much you love learning from them.
76; Say “good morning” and “thank you” to public service workers (bus drivers, police officers, mail carriers, and firefighters).
77; Help a friend hunt for a job.
Let your friend vent and listen to her problems.
78; Make a playlist for your friends.
79; Let someone else take your seat on public transportation.
80; Praise the work of others.
81; Tell a street performer how amazing he or she is.
82: Share your umbrella with someone who didn’t bring one.
83; Cook a meal for your partner.
84; Help someone carry groceries to the car.
85; Offer to work late for a co-worker who needs to leave early
86; Donate books to the local library or bookstore.
87; Let go of the stress in your life by having an at-home spa day.
88; Volunteer at an animal shelter during adoption events.
90; Sponsor a child in a developing country.
91; Write a letter to your former schoolteachers and tell them how much they influenced you.
93; Ride your bike to work or school.
94; Help someone change the tires.
95; Sign up for a bone marrow donation.
Volunteer at a disabled student’s learning center.
96; Fold the laundry for your partner.
Offer your seat on a plane so a family or couple can sit together.
97; Support your own and your friends’ kids at their recitals and games.
98; Be proud of all your accomplishments.
99; Participate in a fund-raiser or donation.
100; Tell your partner that he or she looks extra handsome or beautiful today.
101; Offer to pick up your friend’s children after school.
102; Offer to pet-sit for your friend for free.
103;Hug someone you love like you mean it.