Have you ever seen a good deed done for the simple yet worthy sake of helping make someone’s day better? These good deeds are all around us, but what makes them so special? They are done for friends, but sometimes they are done to help a stranger in need. This is when it is most random and unpredictable. People usually don’t premeditate how to help a stranger, but they will often help someone in need when they see an opportunity present itself. For instance, you might see someone broken down, stranded on the side of the highway on your way home. Will you do a random act of kindness in order to help them by calling a tow truck or stopping to see if they are okay?
It feels good to be on the receiving end of these good deeds because it feels like someone is watching out for you. It feels like you are respected. It feels like you have a big brother or big sister or even a guardian angel watching out for you. Sometimes the individual assisting someone else doesn’t even see the person they are assisting. In a survey about random acts of kindness that was published by Skout on the site called Uloop, a group of survey participants ranked what they thought were the best random acts of kindness. Right at the top of their list was buying a coffee or fast food for someone without even seeing them. That means that someone tells the cashier to charge them for the next person’s order just because the feel like doing something nice for someone else.
Skout published this survey because they were taking part in the past week called Random Acts Of Kindness Week. It occurs every February 15th to 20th, and you can keep celebrating all year long. If you were interested in their survey, they found that 51 percent of people surveyed about the subject actually do these types of good deeds on a regular basis. From the other statistic available, 93 percent of people surveyed had done a random act of kindness in the past. Skout, in case you are unaware, is a social media app that helps people find friends, online friends and romantic partners all over the world. The article from Uloop is available here if you want to read it.