Happy World Kindness Day!

Updated: Feb 1

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. This day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, has the purpose is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations.


World Kindness Day is a holiday that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The purpose of this day is to help everyone understand that kindness is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations. With kindness, we can overcome the divides of politics, race, religion, gender, and so much more. What began as an effort from the World Kindness Movement at a Tokyo conference 21 years ago is now a global movement reminding everyone of the power of kindness.


Join us and others across the world in celebrating and committing to showing more kindness to those around us this World Kindness Day.

Being kind doesn’t need to look or be extravagant. Sometimes the simplest things make the most significant difference! Here are a few simple ideas and ways to be helpful on World Kindness Day in the workplace, at school, with your loved ones, or even while out running errands. Look for opportunities while you go through your day to infuse kindness into someone’s day. It’ll change their day and yours for the better!

  • Smile when you walk by others

  • Write positive messages on post-it notes and leave them for people to find

  • Call a relative you haven’t spoken to in a while

  • Tidy up around your house

  • Pick up trash you see on the ground outside and throw it in a garbage can

  • Hold the door open for someone

  • Chat with a stranger and ask them about their day

  • Pay for a stranger’s coffee or meal

  • Compliment someone

  • Send a positive or encouraging text to five people in your contacts

  • Surprise someone with flowers

  • Tell a family member or friend you love them

  • Write a note on the receipt at a restaurant for your server

  • Offer to help with someone’s errands

  • Give a surprise gift to someone you care about

  • Send a kind card or note to a friend

  • Surprise co-workers with home-baked cookies or treats

  • Plant a tree

  • Spend less time on your phone and more time with people you care about

  • Organize a workplace giving campaign

  • Offer a classmate help with homework

  • Talk to someone new

  • Practice gratitude

  • Volunteer

  • Give someone a hug

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