12 Random Acts of Kindness to Brighten Your Day

The world we live in today can seem kind of grim, and a lot of that has to do with the news outlets all over the world that only point out the bad things that are happening. It can be overwhelming to see all of these negative stories almost 24 hours a day, and a lot of people are fed up with it.

If you want to get away from all of the negativity, and enjoy something that’s bound to brighten your day, a random act of kindness is the way to do it. Thankfully people are still posting photos of these moments, and we found 12 that are truly amazing.

#12 – A Helping Hand


This man took time out of his day to make sure an elderly woman got down the stairs safely with all of the bags she was toting; it couldn’t have been easy, especially with a dog to take care of as well.

#11 – Just Because


Flowers are a pretty good way of showing that you care for someone, and this person wanted to make sure that you could do it for free by providing the flowers himself. Spreading joy is as easy as a little generosity to others.

#10 – Koala Help


A couple of bikers spotted a stranded koala bear that seemed to be pretty far from his home; instead of just snapping pictures they decided to help him out by giving him water on a hot day, and make sure that he was well hydrated.

#9 – New Shoes


The police officers in New York City get a bad reputation for being too pushy and not caring enough, but this one definitely debunks that myth; this officer gave a homeless man on the street a new pair of shoes so that he could get around safely.

#8 – Great Friends


It’s always nice to get a note from someone, but it can be a little surprising when you weren’t expecting it in your library book; this lucky gal got a nice boost thanks to her book choice, and an approval letter from the last borrower.

#7 – Umbrella


Doesn’t it seem like there aren’t enough people carrying around umbrellas when it rains? One person in a wheelchair was having an unlucky day, but a man with an umbrella decided that getting wet was better suited for him.

#6 – Free Gas


Gas prices are a bit low compared to a couple of years ago, but it’s still pretty expensive; it can be tough to pay for it at times, but this person was happy to spare a few gallons of gas for no charge. I feel jealous of the next driver that pulls up to this pump.

#5 – Crossing Over


It just seems like proper etiquette to help people get over water, and this person knows it. This soldier is showing true chivalry, and personality by helping this woman from a different country get through her day as easily as possible.

#4 – Free Coffee


One man in Canada decided that he would go to Tim Horton’s, and pay for other people’s coffee; instead of just one or two people he paid for the next 500 that walked through the door, and spent nearly $900. Would you believe that only $2.65 of that bill is going toward himself?

#3 – Flood Control


Some countries are really struggling to get by, and children still have to get to school no matter what; these soldiers were ready to help the students cross over a flooded street by creating a human bridge: getting them across safely.

#2 – Mailbox


Mail carriers can have a pretty thankless job, and they don’t seem to get a lot of love from the people that they deliver to; these people seem to like their postal worker, and left him/her a box of Swedish Fish to indulge on their route.

#1 – Meter Homie


Parking meters are the bane of some people’s existence; having to pay just to park your car, and get a huge ticket when the time runs out is annoying. Thankfully “Meter Homie” here solved the ticket issue by refreshing the timer with some change.