National Random Acts of Kindness Day

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National Random Acts of Kindness Day in USA in 2025

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Dates of National Random Acts of Kindness Day
2025 USA Monday, February 17thNational Random Acts of Kindness Day
2024 USA Saturday, February 17thNational Random Acts of Kindness Day
2023 USA Friday, February 17thNational Random Acts of Kindness Day
2022 USA Thursday, February 17thNational Random Acts of Kindness Day
2021 USA Wednesday, February 17thNational Random Acts of Kindness Day
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Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Whether it’s to yourself, your friend or some random stranger, remember to be kind. The fact that this is an actual day speaks volumes.

Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day to celebrate and encourage random acts of kindness and the 'pay it forward' mentality.



The day is meant to cultivate feelings of kindness towards others and brighten up their day. Every act is significant, no matter how big or small. 

Many scientific studies have shown that being kind and showing random acts of kindness can go a long way for others and yourself. It can improve others' moods and make them more likely to "pay it forward" for others. 

Random Act of Kindness Day was first established in 1995 by the nonprofit Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. It first originated in Denver, Colorado and in 2004, spread to New Zealand. The idea and celebration continued to spread and is officially celebrated on February 17th in the United States. 

The organization makes resources to help spread awareness of random acts of kindness in different settings including school, work and home. 

Here are some ways you can celebrate with random acts of kindness: 

  • Share your favorite book with someone 
  • Hug your friend
  • Compliment a colleague on their work
  • Be kind to your server 
  • Donate to a food pantry
  • Share a snack 
  • Thank a teacher 
  • Read with a child 
  • Encourage a friend 
  • Give an unexpected gift 
  • Smile at others
  • Shop local 
  • Donate blood 
  • Ask someone about their day 
  • Text someone good morning or good night 
  • Leave a generous tip 
  • Open doors for others
  • Donate to a local animal shelter 
  • Bring a baked good into the workplace

Find more ways to perform random acts of kindness and information about the day on the foundation's website

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