Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day


By Addison Martin

A creative way to spread kindness is to leave a note under a friend’s windshield wiper or an anonymous note with words of encouragement for a stranger.

Addison Martin, Staff Writer

With the stress of work, school and life in general, there are times when it may feel all hope is lost. Random acts of kindness are a great way to help brighten someone’s day. Each year these acts are celebrated during National Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb. 17.

This holiday is meant to encourage acts of kindness towards others and to help spread love and joy on the giving and receiving end. Kindness is a powerful tool for spreading positivity not just among individuals, but in clubs, classrooms, offices and even virtual organizations, too.

There are different ways to take part in National Random Acts of Kindness Day. If you have a roommate, you can offer to clean their bedroom or buy them dinner.

You can even spread kindness to strangers. Leaving a simple note with words of encouragement somewhere will put a smile on anyone’s face.

You can also spread positivity by signing up for volunteer work at various places in your community such as the local food pantry or animal rescue shelter. Even animals value an act of compassion.

Beyond Feb. 17, every day is a good day to spread kindness. Even if the act seems small, the result is everlasting.