Random Acts of Kindness

October 16, 2017

With everything going on in our world today, it is so important to be kind to one another. You truly never know what the person next to you is going through. As the old saying goes, treat others the way you want to be treated. Here is a list of 20 random acts of kindness that are easy for anyone to do!


 Photo: Randalyn Hill on Unsplash


  1. Give someone a compliment.

  2. Bring in a treat for the whole office or class.

  3. Pay for someone’s meal or coffee.

  4. Hold the door or elevator open.

  5. Give someone flowers for no reason.

  6. Write a nice comment on someone’s social media post.

  7. Send a nice text to someone when you wake up or before you go to bed.

  8. Pick up trash around your neighborhood.

  9. Let someone borrow your umbrella in the rain.

  10. Buy lemonade from a child’s lemonade stand.

  11. Do the dishes or take out the trash, even it isn’t your turn in the household rotation.

  12. Write a letter to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.

  13. Let someone go in front of you in line at the grocery store if they only have a few items.

  14. Bring grocery carts from the parking lot back up to the store.

  15. Greet everyone you see on the way to work or school with a smile and a friendly “hello.”

  16. Run a 5k that benefits a charity or a good cause.

  17. Babysit or pet sit for free.

  18. Take time to be a good listening ear for someone.

  19. Leave a nice tip at a restaurant.

  20. Take time to acknowledge something you’re doing well. You deserve to be kind to yourself too!


These are just a few ideas you can use to make someone’s day, but the list could go on and on. So what are you waiting for? Try at least one random act of kindness this week, and see how it makes your day too!


My name is Lauren Peavy and I am 20 years old. I am a junior at Florida State University and I'm studying Retail Merchandising and Product Development with a minor in Business. I hope to be in the retail industry one day and hopefully I will be able to tie in my love for writing! I love the beach, iced coffee, fresh flowers, and spending time with friends and family!

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Follow Step Up Magazine
  • Twitter Basic Black
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Facebook Basic Black
  • Black Snapchat Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon