Today, February the 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. But don't worry if you missed it, on this forum, I witness random acts of kindness - or should I say RAKs - every single day. As @woodworm rightly says in his dedicated thread, there is good in the world.
I wanted to share with you all tonight a story I read in the news which touched me and left a lasting impression with cancer patients and staff at the Christie cancer hospital. A note was left on a vending machine at the Christie asking people to help themselves to free treats which said:
"Please find a variety of snacks in the bottom of this machine that have been paid for. I simply wanted to perform some random act of kindness to try and brighten up someone's day. Hopefully there will be something in there for you to enjoy. Finally, if you can, try and spread the kindness."
This then made me smile at the bottom of the note: "If you are the last one to take a snack, please could you take down this note to avoid disappointment. Thank you."
Small gestures like this can go a long way and one of the nurses commented that it left her "beaming all day".
You can read the full story and watch the video that goes with it here.
Thank you for all the RAKs on this forum - there certainly are many on Cancer Chat and they are very much appreciated!
If there is any random act of kindness you have witnessed recently - or maybe initiated yourself - we'd love to hear all your nice stories.
Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator