5 Random Acts of Kindness Within Reach

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Have you ever had a stranger pay for your coffee for no other reason than he or she just wanting to do something nice? Random acts of kindness have the potential power to brighten our day, whether we are the ones giving or receiving the act. Daily life in America can be stressful and expensive, and doing something kind just for the sake of being kind can really make a difference to someone else.

There are so many different ways you can be kind, and sometimes kindness can even be free, like helping someone cross the street or carrying his or her groceries to the car. If you have a little more money to spend, you can consider completing one of the five random acts of kindness on our list, all of which are reasonably price but slightly more expensive than paying for a coffee or a hamburger.

1. Pay for lunch

If you are feeling generous, consider paying for someone else’s lunch. This could cost you anywhere from less than $20 to $40 or more, depending on the restaurant you are at. If you have a set amount that you can spend on your kind act, make sure you pick a restaurant that offers food at a price you are comfortable paying for.

Remember, the point of a random act of kindness is to help someone else, but if you are worried about the cost of the food, you might stress yourself out in the process. Once you pick a restaurant (sit-down or not), tell the waiter (or the cashier) that you want to pay for a specific person’s meal.