Random Acts of Kindness Week ideas


The week of Feb. 17 marks Random Acts of Kindness Week. The first half of the semester is complete and you are ready for spring break, but so is the person walking beside you to class. The goal of Random Acts of Kindness Week is to promote social change through kindness. As posted on The Rambler’s Instagram story and said by Amit Ray, “random acts of kindness, however small it may be, can transform the world.”

Here are 25 acts of kindness:

  1. Download the Karmic app which will assign you an easy act of kindness everyday.
  2. Send a text to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while and remind them that you appreciate their friendship.
  3. Leave a funny note in a study room for someone to laugh at later.
  4. Write a list of things you love about your significant other or friend and give it to them
  5. Smile and say hi to someone just because.
  6. Hold the door open.
  7. Hold the elevator open for someone.
  8. Help someone before they ask.
  9. Post positive notes around campus.
  10. Celebrate your friends, kind of like a group birthday!
  11.  Make someone feel part of the conversation.
  12.  Give a compliment to as many people as you can.
  13.  Let someone go ahead of you while waiting in line.
  14.  Collect litter that you see on the ground when you are out and about.
  15.  Call a relative just to say hello!
  16.  Leave money in a vending machine for someone.
  17.  Avoid complaining for an entire day.
  18.  Likewise, only say positive things about others.
  19.  Thank the maintenance staff when you see them.
  20.  Thank your Professors when you leave class.
  21.  Bring your friends coffee!
  22.  Pay it forward at Gratz Perk to the person behind you.
  23.  Clean up someone’s mess.
  24.  Find an organization to volunteer at.
  25. Be kind to yourself!