National Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. A day that has become increasingly popular of the past decade, the definition of kindness is the act of showing concern for others, without any expectations of anything in return.
If there is one day of the year you would like to be kind to a stranger just because, this would be the day. A simple smile is all that it takes to make someone’s day and it costs nothing.
When is National Random Acts of Kindness Day?
This holiday is celebrated the same day every year, February 17th.
Type of Holiday?
Unofficial. Fun holiday.
How is National Random Acts of Kindness celebrated?
National Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated by doing something kind for someone else. The someone else could be a friend, family or a stranger. If you happen upon a line at the Starbuck’s drive through it’s because people like to pay it forward on this day and buy the person behind them a cup of coffee. You can also do one of the following to help celebrate the special day.
- Let someone go ahead of you in line
- Buy flowers for someone (postal worker, grocery store clerk, bus driver, etc.)
- Post anonymous sticky notes with validating or uplifting messages around for people to find
- Compliment a work colleague
- Send an encouraging text to someone
- Take muffins to work
- Simply smile at someone
National Random Acts of Kindness Trivia/Facts:
- This day originated in New Zealand
- World Kindness Day is November 13th
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 17th:
- Ed Sheeran – Singer
- Michael Jordan – Basketball Player
- Billie Joe Armstrong – Singer
- Paris Hilton – Reality Star, Heir to the Hilton fortune
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Actor
- Larry the Cable Guy – Actor
- Michael Bay – Director
- Jason Ritter – Actor
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