January is in full swing, Christmas is all but a distant memory and even snow has made its’ first appearance in what’s set to be a chilly month. With Blue Monday just around the corner, and the full force of winter enveloping the UK we’ve rounded up a uplifting edit of the kindest things to have happened across the globe that’ll warm your heart more than a plate of our Gosh! sausages on a cold day.
University of Glasgow community fridge
— UofG Sustainability (@UofGsustain) January 11, 2019
Students at the uni have started the year positively with a well stocked community fridge full of goodies. Launched this month, the uni hopes it’ll help reduce food poverty and food waste at Glasgow University, and they’re happy for anyone in the library to take as much or little as they need or want.
Random act of kindness in Australia
Earlier in the month, Kylie Young returned to her pick up truck in Lithgow in New South Wales to find an anonymous note from someone leaving her accessories for her vehicle. The kind stranger didn’t ask for payment and Kylie shared the story in the hopes of encouraging others to do something similar.
Free pub lunches in South London
Don't be lonely in London today, come to us for #MeetUpMondays. Starts midday (though lots arrive at 11am) till 2pm. FREE tea/coffee, FREE sarnies, FREE raffle, FREE quiz, FREE bingo. Mostly though, a chance for a good old natter. Loads come, join us! pic.twitter.com/MND6gzCUe4
— The Alexandra (@TheAlexSW19) January 14, 2019
A pub in Wimbledon wants to support the lonely by hosting #MeetUpMondays. The lunch, which includes sandwiches, tea, coffee and games including bingo and a quiz, will happen every week. The Alexandra was inspired to arrange the meetups after the positive response the pub had over Christmas when they offered a free turkey dinner to anyone spending Christmas day alone.
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