70 Acts of Kindness Ideas

  1. Sincerely speak kindly
  2. Only share positive comments with others
  3. Help someone who needs assistance crossing the street
  4. Pay for someone’s beverage, meal, or groceries
  5. Give a gift of shoes, coat or any essential item you know someone is in need of
  6. Help someone with their resume
  7. Help someone prepare for a job interview
  8. Share with someone how you feel they make the world a better place
  9. Help others see the positive qualities in everything through your conversations
  10. Steer conversations away from gossip and onto more positive things
  11. When someone is speaking words that promotes division amongst others direct the conversation to foster understanding, appreciation, or Luv
  12. Be generous with your words of affirmation to all those around you
  13. Be patient with others
  14. Empathize
  15. Remember that everyone is dealing with their own battles
  16. Send someone a small gift anonymously
  17. Ask someone how they are doing and really listen to their response
  18. Let someone know how much you appreciate them
  19. Offer encouraging words to someone feeling discouraged or sad
  20. Be a designated driver
  21. Help someone move
  22. Hold the door or elevator open for others
  23. Help someone whose car is broken down
  24. Give directions to someone who is lost
  25. Take the time to get to know someone different from you
  26. Have a respectful conversation with someone who has opposing views, you both don’t have to convert, but may learn from each other and understand each other
  27. Send someone a care package
  28. Help a co-worker who is overwhelmed with a huge workload
  29. Help someone with yard work
  30. Shovel your neighbor’s sidewalk
  31. Offer the handy-person a drink or snack
  32. Babysit for free
  33. Pet-sit for free
  34. When on a crowded bus or train give your seat to someone
  35. When you see someone who looks down or frustrated offer to help
  36. Be reliable
  37. Be trustworthy
  38. Bring treats to share with co-workers
  39. Offer companionship to someone who doesn’t have many friends or family
  40. Genuinely say “please” and “thank you”
  41. Be generous with compliments
  42. Help a friend or family member around the house who is going through an emotional time, i.e., cook or clean.
  43. Put your phone away and be in the moment with present company
  44. Be welcoming to the new person at work or in the neighborhood
  45. Let someone finish their sentence before speaking
  46. Compliment an employee to their boss
  47. When driving let someone merge in your lane when they turn their blinker on
  48. Get to know the shy person at the party or at work
  49. If someone has fewer items than you at the supermarket, let them go first
  50. Give someone a book you think they’ll like
  51. Create an inspirational video for a friend going through a rough time
  52. Before going to the supermarket ask people around you if they need anything
  53. Keep in touch with friends and family
  54. Try to make sure everyone in the group feels included in the conversation
  55. Play board games with senior citizens at a nursing home
  56. Volunteer at a food bank
  57. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  58. Send an appetizer or dessert to another table
  59. Keep an extra umbrella to offer someone when there’s a sudden down pour
  60. Be kind to the customer service rep and/or give positive reviews 
  61. Compliment a stranger
  62. Donate groceries or give a gift card to a family in need
  63. Say please and thank you
  64. When having a conversation with someone listen intently without interruption
  65. Respects someone's feelings whether you agree or understand
  66. Return a lost item to Lost and Found if that's an option
  67. Give new parents a gift for them (and the baby)
  68. When in traffic, let people in when they turn their blinker on
  69. When people let you in a lane in traffic wave to signify your appreciation
  70. Remember you deserve to be kind to yourself as well