Kindness comes in many shapes and sizes! From buying a cup of java for the person standing behind you in line, to donating books at your local library, kindness can take the form of whatever act you like. R2K participants are creating new acts of kindness everyday, all across the world. Join us! Pick from our list of 50 Acts of Kindness Ideas here, or perform any other act that inspires you. Then, be sure to log it into the Kindness Recorder.

Kindness is contagious, and by logging your act, you’ll be sure to inspire someone else to perform an act of kindness too! And be sure to have your Kindness Tickets at the ready, so you can continue to inspire kindness!

  1. Hand out snacks or drinks to homeless people at traffic lights.
  2. Put some coins into an expired parking meter.
  3. Compliment someone to their manager.
  4. Email or write to an old teacher who made a difference in your life.
  5. Help a child master a subject, skill, sport or language.
  6. Pay for the person behind you in line.
  7. Hold the door open for mothers with strollers, or people in wheelchairs.
  8. Sit with someone who is eating alone.
  9. Let someone behind you in a long checkout line go first. Extra points for the elderly, or moms with restless kids!
  10. If you see some litter on the street – pick it up and put it in the trash.
  11. Give a nice server the biggest tip you can afford.
  12. Pay the toll for the person behind you.
  13. Play cards or a board game with your local nursing home residents.
  14. Offer to babysit, for free.
  15. Offer to pet sit, for free.
  16. Hand someone who is crying in public a tissue.
  17. Foster for your local pet shelter.
  18. Adopt a rescue pet.
  19. Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.
  20. Pick three random Facebook friends, and send them a genuine compliment.
  21. Thank the bus driver for a safe ride.
  22. Donate blood.
  23. Sign up to be an organ donor.
  24. Leave some extra quarters in the laundry room.
  25. Send desert to another table.
  26. Leave a funny note or a little bit of cash in your favorite library book.
  27. Offer to take someone’s empty cart on your way into the store.
  28. Leave 10 minutes before you have to, and let people merge in front of you in traffic.
  29. If you have an elderly neighbor, take out their trash, mow their lawn, or shovel their sidewalks.
  30. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
  31. Give up your seat for someone.
  32. Volunteer for your local National Park, or State Forest.
  33. Organize a snack basket at work, with a low markup for goods. Donate any money raised to a local non-profit or school.
  34. Give a genuine “thank you” to someone who does a difficult job.
  35. Drop off some dog or cat food at an animal shelter.
  36. Show up and do a load of laundry for a friend who just had a baby.
  37. Cook a meal for someone.
  38. A co-worker going through some tough times? Offer to cover their shift at work for a few hours, and let them keep the pay.
  39. Search for local places ‘in need of books,’ and donate them.
  40. Donate an item of clothing for each new piece you buy yourself.
  41. While you have the hose and the sponge out, wash your neighbors’ car when you’ve finished with yours.
  42. Keep an extra umbrella in your car. Hand it to a stranger caught in a downpour.
  43. Organize a car pool group.
  44. Make two sandwiches for lunch. Give one away.
  45. Buy lemonade from a kid’s lemonade stand, and leave a healthy tip.
  46. Volunteer to be the designated driver.
  47. Introduce yourself to a new classmate, neighbor, or co-worker.
  48. Compliment a parent when you notice a well-mannered child.
  49. Help someone with their job search.
  50. Sign up and volunteer at the next Resort 2 Kindness event!