I Perform Random Acts Of Kindness

Sharing stories of doing something nice all on your own 42,704 People

    Very random I no. I was out with a friend

    earlier tonight. I had brought two pints of lager rather than go back to the bar later in the nighylt but I could only drink one as we had food also. There was a party of people on the next table and we had been chatting to them throughout the night. One of the guys stood up to...
    smiler2015 smiler2015
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    I go out every Tuesday

    for coffee with my friends, often I see a homeless guy in a tunnel we walk through, I buy him some food and a cup of coffee. I wonder what his story is. I hope he finds somewhere before the weather gets cold.
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    Every Act Of Kindness Counts!

    There are probably many people out there who share the regret of not having enough time - or not putting enough time in to volunteerism. There are also those who never even stop to think about it - who don't hold a door for the person behind them - or help an elderly person load...
    SensitiveNavel SensitiveNavel
    51-55, F
    42 Responses Nov 9, 2012

    I am leaving in June to start the next chapter

    in my life, but I have made it a point to start doing at least one random act of kindness each week till I leave! (:
    jlw0119 jlw0119
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    If we all do one random act of kindness daily,

    we just might set the world in the right direction.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2016

    I Took The Cash And Ran

    This morning, on my way to have a manicure/pedicure done, I stopped at the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) to take out some cash. There was a short queue ahead of me. When the man infront of me finished making his transaction, I stepped forward and inserted my card into the...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright
    26 Responses Apr 2, 2012

    I think it's those "little acts of kindness"

    that people tend to remember for a while. It shows that not everyone in the world are jerks. Especially where I'm from, considering the average person around here is stuck up and snobbish. So when I see someone acting kind towards myself or another person, I really think it's...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2016

    I love seeing the look on people's faces

    when a tattooed guy with a Mohawk holds open the door for them.
    Mhlit1980 Mhlit1980
    36-40, M
    Jul 17, 2015

    like the other day I was driving

    and noticed a car from the other direction slowing down. So I slowed down and our windows met. She told me her situation and left her credit cards at home. she was lost and was in desperate need of gas. I gave her all the cash I had.
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    4 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    A man approached me at the bus stop downtown

    yesterday. Obviously homeless, and he bummed a cigarette from me. We ended up talking for a few minutes, and I gave him my pack of cigarettes as I was going into work to collect my paycheck. I really hope I made that person's day.
    Zachary29 Zachary29
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    It cost nothing to be kind,

    when someone is kind I'm all in for a friendship. I love people who share and care.
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    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    Yesterday I was in Asda

    which is a major supermarket in the UK. The ques were very long with it been the festive session. I was with my mum and I noticed an elderly lady in the next que down from me in a wheelchair who was obviously struggling to get her shopping onto the convery belt and it didn't...
    smiler2015 smiler2015
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    sure be careful how u treat strangers,

    you could be entertaining angels
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    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    Never get tired of doing little things

    for others, sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    Apr 20, 2016

    I Just Couldn't Walk By

    I was still in a very fragile state of depression when this happened, but it still makes me sad to think about it. I had just driven my youngest son to his hockey game and since we had to be there an hour before  his game started, I decided that I had enough time to go...
    jojewel jojewel
    56-60, F
    40 Responses Feb 7, 2010

    Please read and Spread the Kindness.

    So for my 16th birthday in 11 days, I am skydiving for charity. I will be doing the skydive on the 12th March. So far I have raised just over £400. All the money raised will be going to the make a wish foundation, to give terminally ill children one last wish before the go...
    ParisMaisie16 ParisMaisie16
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    I was in a shop today

    and the kid in front of me was buying some sweets and he didn't have enough money and was going to put them back but I paid for it instead...my good deed for the day lol :)
    stephanie29 stephanie29
    31-35, F
    17 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    Today I bought the man behind me in line his

    coffee and cinnamon roll this morning. Then went to breakfast with my best friend and a ex bf from over 20 years ago bought our breakfast. Told the waitress to wait until he left 😁😆
    hazeleyes71 hazeleyes71
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    I give back when I can.

    I donate money to all kinds of charities (they usually pertain to animal welfare or the environment). I have volunteered in the past at my local VA Hospital. It was one of the most rewarding experiences. I engaged with a lot of veterans, played cards with them, made them laugh...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence
    36-40, F
    8 Responses May 25, 2015

    I try to avoid the tolls

    as best I can because I don't have a lot so I'm stingy about what little I have. But when I go through a toll, I'm always sure to pay for the guy behind me. Sometimes if I have enough, I'll pay for two or three cars. It's not much, and it's not often, but I know it makes a...
    Saubo Saubo
    26-30, F
    Jan 31, 2016

    It only takes a moment,

    but the effect is forever.
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    4 Responses Dec 29, 2015
    lifesimplifed lifesimplifed
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    I was at WalMart Neighborhood Market one day

    trying to grab a few things and was standing in line at the self checkout line. The guy in front me was having a problem. He apologized and said that he had forgotten his wallet and was getting ready to leave his stuff and come back with money. He was on his lunch break. Since...
    SandyDandy1968 SandyDandy1968
    46-50, F
    10 Responses May 3, 2015

    Me, my 10 yr old son,

    my nephew and his wife we went to a mall to watch superman vs. batman just awhile ago after movie we went to McDonald's while ordering my son whisper in my ear if he can give my mineral water to the old guy begging outside and I told him that he can buy some cheese burger too...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2016

    So there's a guy in my local town

    who sleeps on the street and I feel so sorry for him. He is always begging and looks so helpless! Today, as it was raining, I bought him an umbrella that I never use, a blanket that I don't need really and I got him a McDonald's Big Mac meal with a hot chocolate once in town...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses May 4, 2015

    Last Friday I went to the local Steak 'n Shake

    drive thru, paid for my order and the car behind me. I told the girl at the window to tell them to pay it forward, God Bless, and no idk them.
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    I had a sweet and very simple experience today!

    I was at a pedestrian stoplight and made eye contact with a very stern, rude looking woman! It looked like she was glaring at me but I ignored that fact and instinctively smiled at her just because this is what I naturally do when I make eye contact. Anyhow after we crossed...
    lagatta lagatta
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 12, 2014

    this time it was someone

    who made my day nd i received a very kind msg from a ep member in morning, nd it made me smile in early hours of my day..and now i m sleeping with memories of a fantastic day that is goin to end now..sometimes a stranger makes ur day go best when u r trying to find a ray of hope...
    MysteriousLion MysteriousLion
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    A dear sweet, young girl I met at a local

    social meeting, won my affection! She reminded me of myself, but almost twenty years younger. The more I got to know her the more I listened to the trials going on in her life. One day as I was grocery shopping, I heard a little voice in my head that reminded me of this sweet...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2014

    I frequently will pick up a small piece of

    litter or trash in a public place and throw it away. Just a little thing, but it makes the area a little nicer. If just 10% of people did this, we'd have very few litter problems.
    HappyGuy63 HappyGuy63
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    so this morning I was at the supermarket.

    I joined the line to check out and there was this girl in front me with a baby carrier on her with her baby in it of course. she had baby formula in her hand and diapers but the money wasn't enough. she was about to leave but I stopped her and told the cashier I'd pay for it, I...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    I took my daughters to an iMax downtown

    and we walked upon a homeless man with a sign . I stopped dug a twenty out , handed it to him then continued walking with my girls . They looked at me and asked why and I told them when one is doing very well the ones that are not need acknowledgement because we never know when...
    BookerT251 BookerT251
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    Kindness in words creates confidence.

    Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu
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    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    Kindness is the language

    which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    Apr 2, 2016

    The smallest act of kindness is worth more

    than the grandest intention.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2016

    When I was 16, I got a summer job

    as a waitress at a small hotel. One day I went to work as usual but I was feeling extremely down. I just lost a friend in a motorcycle accident and also had tons of issues to deal with at home. I served a couple (a man and woman) and they were nice. One of my coworkers noticed...
    Parrotish89 Parrotish89
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    was in a gas station.

    the woman in front of me had difficulty with her credit card. she was on empty and had no cash. I never met her before, but I could tell it was a tense situation. while she stepped away from the counter to talk to her husband on the phone and in tears I dropped thirty dollars...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Feb 27, 2015

    Tips At Pizza Hut

    Well the other day I was with my brother at Pizza Hut and we had a pretty good waiter . She was nice and very attentive to our drinks. My total came out to about 12 dollars since my brother and I only at one pizza. She kindly took my credit card and kind of have a frown because...
    josearodzjr josearodzjr
    22-25, M
    17 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    I bought a co-worker lunch today.

    I live in a one income household right now and usually don't order lunch but today I did and this co-worker asked me to borrow money for lunch. I told her to pick something that it was on me. One thing I've always believed in is feeding people lol no one should go hungry...
    M00Z13 M00Z13
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    I tried to perform a random act of kindness

    and give $20 and a Pop Tart (don't laugh, it was all I had lol) to what I thought was a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk. But the person was actually some middle aged business man with a really ugly coat who was kneeling on the ground picking up his business cards he had...
    Aylehn022 Aylehn022
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jun 2, 2015
    SlapAndTickleMe SlapAndTickleMe
    13-15, F
    Jan 10, 2016

    I was changing at the gym,

    I finished my exercise. (This is Uni gym) so I was getting dressed to go to my class when I heard someone saying to someone else that's she forgot to eat breakfast and She didn't bring her lunch. I didn't mean to listen to there conversation but it was kind of hard not too they...
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    4 Responses Dec 24, 2015


    I don't really see these things as being all that kind, because to me, it's just the way things should be. I hold the door open for people. I help people who have too many things in their hands. I will take the cart from someone who just unloaded it into their car, if I'm on...
    shineon09 shineon09
    41-45, F
    14 Responses Sep 18, 2013

    I hope most people do

    but some are so selfish it would not surprise me if they didnt. I believe in karma, and she's a *****. I think the lives you impact in a positive way today can come back to you tomorrow. Behind every successful person is the strength thats gained by the kindness of strangers
    JustinBiebz3194 JustinBiebz3194
    22-25, M
    Apr 8, 2016

    A Stranger's Gift....

    It wa just last week when I finally decided to act on my plans. While I've always been someone that just loves doing something nice for another because it feels so good, this one night I decided to do something that a little different. I pulled up at the petrol station, filled up...
    Gelyssa Gelyssa
    26-30, F
    27 Responses Sep 26, 2009

    I found a little snail in the middle of the

    road, and put him in the grass. :) I saved a life today!
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    My last day as part of the experience project

    community, shall have a little sadness as I say goodbye to many people that have made a difference to me, in some significant way or other. no matter whether big and small. But I was given a reward through experience project that will for ever be a Fond memory. Through a small...
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    Apr 20, 2016

    I'm always the one that helps people

    when they're down. Like I've done it so many times to my best friend that it's almost becoming a joke. But anyway sometimes I kinda hate being that person. Just feels like I'm being nice and nothing good comes out of it for me. No one really brings me up when I'm down, I just...
    PorQueDidPoorKayAkaDKDecay PorQueDidPoorKayAkaDKDecay
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 28, 2016

    Most often performed spontaneously,

    like a knee-jerk reaction. Folks are always appreciative and say nice things and that is good to hear but that's not the motivator.Yesterday a stranger's parting words to me were, "You were heaven sent." Wow! Heaven sent. Pretty amazing!Everyday we all send out these little...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2016
    YuroLychee YuroLychee
    1 Response Apr 2, 2016

    It frustrates me that people don't try harder

    to be nice! I was traveling down the road the other day, snow covered the sidewalks, and a man in a wheelchair was trying to get down the street to his home! In the middle of the icy lane! First it annoyed me that the sidewalks were not shoveled in front of the senior housing...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    I found a kitten in a shoe box this morning,

    with a note of regretful departure. I think she found a new home.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2015
    spencerringo spencerringo
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Feb 12, 2016
    MonarchBritIX MonarchBritIX
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2016

    why, then, is it so simple to perform random

    acts of kindness to others and yet so hard to give to our own wants and needs?
    goddessshelle goddessshelle
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 29, 2016
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