February has started fabulously with these wonderful acts of kindness we’ve found taking place across the globe, and as these show, it’s not just grand gestures that make a difference, even the smallest touches can make a huge impact. Get involved and share your acts of kindness on social media with #GoshKindness.
1. Stranger pays for elderly man’s petrol
Old man drives into Sainsbury’s petrol station in old car. Paid for his fuel without him knowing. Best part was as I walked past him entering the shop he smiled and said hello, so I know he was a nice guy too. Great feeling.
— Craig Buckley (@craigbucks) February 7, 2019
Craig from Peterborough said he felt great this week after spreading kindness by secretly paying to fill the tank of an elderly stranger’s car at a petrol station.
2. Vet surgery hires a comfort dog
Our hearts melted when we saw this photo taken at a vet surgery in the US. If any poorly pets are having an operation they’re met with a comfort dog assistant who helps calm them before and after their surgery.
3. Calls for mourners draws a crowd of kind strangers to the funeral of Holocaust survivor
A Holocaust survivor in Toronto who had outlived his family, was given a final farewell after his rabbi gathered members of the community to attend his funeral. Zale Newman had expected just a few locals to join him at the burial, but was touched to see 200 people arrive to offer their thoughts and prayers to 85 year-old Eddie Ford, who had passed away after a battle with cancer. The rabbi said; “It’s like the purest act of kindness, the best people could offer.”
We love seeing how kindness spreads, so if you’ve seen an example of kindness you’d like to share with us email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.