In our hectic modern world, it can sometimes seem like good old fashioned kindness is a thing of the past.
But on 13 November, World Kindness Day reminds us of the importance of spreading a little kindness around: whether that’s by supporting a good cause, doing a good deed or just being a bit nicer to the people around us.
World Kindness Day was launched in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, and is now observed in countries across the globe including the UK, Canada, Japan, Australia and Italy. Events over the years have included a global flashmob, kindness concerts and handing out free chocolate bars.
There are lots of ways you can get involved in World Kindness Day, from small acts like holding open a door for a stranger, surprising your workmates with some home baked treats or simply giving your gran an overdue phone call.
For more information on World Kindness Day or to pledge a kind act of your own, head to the official Kindness UK website.