Random Acts of Kindness Week 2015: Spread a Wave of Kindness Online

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The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAKF) is encouraging people to commit 100,000 random acts of kindness by Sunday, Feb. 15, amplifying the kindness by sharing that act online to the world during International Random Acts of Kindness Week.YouTube Preview Image

“Imagine if for one week, all of your social media feeds were flooded with kindness. Uplifting news stories, inspiring quotes, kind comments…for one week everyone united to focus on the positive. That’s the goal of #RAKWeek,” the RAKF website states. The goal is for people to do an act of kindness, and then create a social media post using the hashtag #RAKWeek2015.

Now in it’s 20th year, International Random Acts of Kindness Week began Monday, Feb. 9, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 15. Millions of people around the world participate each year, including classroom students and teachers, community organizations, and individuals. The RAKF highlights dozens of kindness stories from RAK Week, as well as hundreds of kindness ideas, on its website. 

This year the foundation is asking people to make a list of three people: yourself, someone you know, and a blank spot for an unknown person you will encounter during the week. Then make a plan to do one nice thing for yourself, one nice thing for the person you know, and keep an eye out for someone that crosses your path during the week that could use a kind act. Acts of kindness need not be complicated, they can be as simple as smiling at a stranger.

Need more kindness ideas? I’ve got a bunch listed on the Be Kind: Kindness Ideas Page.

Courtesy of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Courtesy of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation