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20 Random Acts of Kindness

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World Kindness Day was celebrated on February 17th, but you can pay it forward any day of the year. Here are 20 random acts of kindness to consider any day:

1. Volunteer at a charitable organization

2. Round up your total at the cash register when given the opportunity

3. Compliment someone you see today

4. As a customer, let an employee know you appreciate their work

5. Give someone close to you a meaningful present

6. Check in on someone you haven't seen or talked to in a while

7. Give your pet their favorite treat

8. Let someone go ahead of you at the checkout line

9. Hold the door open for someone

10. Pick up litter on the side of the road

11. Leave a larger tip than normal for a server

12. Put uplifting sticky-notes in public places, such as in a book or on a bathroom mirror

13. Write a thank you note to first responders

14. Bring in donuts for your co-workers

15. While out to eat, pay for someone else's meal

16. Offer to babysit for a friend

17. Offer to mow your neighbor's lawn

18. Give your umbrella to a stranger

19. Support a small business

20. Design someone a beautiful card or drawing

What would you add to the list above?

Deanna (or "Nana Barratt") is an MA Creative and Media Enterprises graduate from the University of Warwick. She previously studied Popular Music, but decided to take a different career path into writing. She now writes about music, the TV and film industry, and East-Asian culture, and gives student advice and lifestyle tips.

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