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Random Acts of Kindness Day 17 Feb 2023

Participate in the first #KindnessExperience on Random Acts of Kindness Day, February 17! You might just change someone's life—maybe even your own.

This is a simple experiment for individuals to experience the scientific benefits of kindness.

The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” -Jamil Zaki

Together, we can show the world the amazing impact simple acts of kindness can have on the recipient, the giver and anyone who witnesses it.

IT’S EASY AS 1, 2, 3:
  • Pick your top two kindness ideas and write each one on a separate piece of paper. Put the ideas in a container and randomly select one. Engage as many people as you can… wherever you spend your time!
  • Perform the act of kindness.
  • Share how it went—tag @rakfoundation or email us


Check out our kindness ideas, calendars (school, work and home) and our brand new kindness poster (see below) to help brainstorm ideas.

  • Check out our kindness resources for SCHOOLWORKPLACE and HOME
  • Sign up to receive a kindness idea every Monday.
  • Join the RAKtivists (Random Act of Kindness activists) community to receive exclusive resources along with behind the scenes pictures/videos of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
  • Print kindness quotes, color and hang up in areas to inspire yourself and others.

To help spread the word, download and share our official participation guide here.