Got an idea for a new holiday? Let us know!
Submit Holiday

Random Act of Kindness Day

Make someone's day special with a random act of kindness on Random Act of Kindness Day - spread the love and make a positive impact!
Weekly And Monthly Reports - Techcloud X Webflow Template
When it is?
February 17
Location Icon
United States
Email Icon

Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day on February 17 and spread some cheer by doing something kind for someone else! This special day has been around since the early 1990s and is a great way to show your appreciation to those you love. Participating in this event can help bring joy into people's lives, while also teaching us the importance of being generous with our time and resources.

History of Random Act of Kindness Day

Random Act of Kindness Day Dates

Random Act of Kindness Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Concept Conception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Concept of a day dedicated to random acts of kindness was originated in the U.S by the non-profit organization to encourage acts of kindness.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Broadcast Promotion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Television network NBC promoted Random Act of Kindness Day, helping to bring the event to public consciousness.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Observance in New Zealand</div><div class='timeline-text'>New Zealand began observing Random Act of Kindness Day, demonstrating the day's international appeal.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>RAK Day in Canada</div><div class='timeline-text'>Canada observed its first Random Act of Kindness Day, facilitated by Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Social Media Involvement</div><div class='timeline-text'>The hashtag #RandomActsOfKindnessDay trended worldwide on Twitter, raising global awareness for the holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition Amid Pandemic</div><div class='timeline-text'>The importance of Random Act of Kindness Day was sharply highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential tool for societal morale boost.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a card</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There is something special about receiving a handwritten card in the mail. Take the time to write out a message of kindness, buy a stamp and mail it off to someone special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Pay for someone's meal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Go out to eat and pick up the tab for the person behind you in line. Not only will they be surprised, but they'll be thankful that you took the time to make their day brighter.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to charity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Choose your favorite charity and donate what you can. Whether it's money or supplies, donating to those in need is one of the greatest acts of kindness you can perform.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Do something nice for a neighbor</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bring over some baked goods, mow their lawn or offer to babysit for an evening so they can have some time alone. Doing something nice for your neighbor will show them how much you care about them and make their day just a little bit brighter.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local organization that needs volunteers and spend your day helping others. Volunteering your time is one of the most rewarding ways to spread kindness around your community.</p></div></div>

Why Random Act of Kindness Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes positivity and kindness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Random acts of kindness are a great way to spread positivity and good vibes. It's such a simple thing, but it can make a huge difference in someone's day or even their life. Not only does the recipient feel good, but the kind person also gets the sense of satisfaction that comes with helping another human being.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It highlights the power of small gestures</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sometimes it can seem like we have to do something big and grandiose in order to make a lasting difference. But Random Act of Kindness Day reminds us that it’s often the small things that can have the biggest impact, whether it’s picking up litter, donating old clothes, volunteering at a food bank or simply smiling at someone who looks sad.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages others to take action</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Seeing other people doing good deeds can be contagious! That’s why Random Act of Kindness Day is so important - it reminds us that if you want to get something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself. When we reach out with an act of kindness, it inspires those around us to follow suit - and ultimately create a wave of positivity across our communities.</p></div></div>

5 Heartwarming Random Act of Kindness Day Facts

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Over 3 Million Haley's Hugs Cards Were Handed Out</h3><p class='facts-content'>Haley's Hugs cards were designed by a seven-year-old who wanted to spread kindness and positivity. Over 3 million cards were distributed worldwide encouraging random acts of kindness.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>UK Man Raised £400,000 for His Local Foodbank</h3><p class='facts-content'>Matt White served his community during the COVID-19 pandemic by raising a significant amount of money for a local foodbank in the United Kingdom.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>'Suspension Coffee': An Anonymous Act of Kindness in Italy</h3><p class='facts-content'>In Italy, there's a tradition of "suspended coffee" where someone pays extra for their coffee to be given to someone else who can't afford it.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Over 10 Million "Smiles" Dwarf Beans Seeds Distributed for Free by Burpee</h3><p class='facts-content'>Burpee, one of the largest retail/mail-order seed companies, gave away millions of free "Smiles" Dwarf Beans seeds to encourage people to grow them and share the harvest with others as an act of kindness.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The 26 Acts of Kindness Campaign</h3><p class='facts-content'>Following the Newtown Elementary shootings, Ann Curry initiated a social media campaign for people to pledge to commit 26 acts of kindness to honor those lost in the tragedy. The campaign saw a massive response worldwide.</p></div></div>

Random Act of Kindness Day FAQs

When is Random Act of Kindness Day?

Random Act of Kindness Day is celebrated on February 17 every year. In 2024, the special day falls on a Saturday.

Random Act of Kindness Day Dates



Feb 17



Feb 17



Feb 17



Feb 17



Feb 17


Special Interest Holidays