Forget Valentine’s Day, today 17th February is Random Acts of Kindness Day. If you’re in the right spot at the right time, you might find us dishing out some random kindness on the streets of London, this very day! But back at the Daisy HQ, we’re all about community, doing things ‘just because’ and having your bestie’s back. So we thought we’d sit down with the team and find out what’s the most random act of kindness someone has ever done for you?
“For me, a smile in the morning goes a long way (even if it’s just with your eyes behind a mask!). It makes everyone’s commute that bit better. Or a simple “how are you doing?” And caring about the answer can make or break a day. Fortunately, we’re all very good at this at Daisy!”
- Meg, Marketing Manager
“A little act of kindness that always makes me smile is by my elderly neighbour, who leaves vases of brightly coloured fresh flowers outside her gate every week with a little positive note for everyone to enjoy.” And there, in a nutshell, you have the difference between country and city living. Who else wants to up sticks and move across the road from Sally’s neighbour?
- Sally, Marketing Director
“When I was younger I worked in the Harry Potter shop taking pictures of people jumping through the wall at Platform 9 ¾ (if you know, you know). One day, a Grandad with his Grandson said I made them feel really special and gave me their tickets to London Dungeons as they were leaving London and couldn’t make it. Such a randomly kind thing to do (and so much fun).”
- Winnie, Operations
“Generally, my favourite small act of kindness are the book exchanges you see in some overground stations. I’m such a bookworm and they’re filled with books of all genres, left for others to enjoy and pass on. The last thing you’d expect to see on your commute. I love it.”
“I'm always overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers when travelling! Whether that's helping you with directions or finding the right train platform. It's one of those things that makes you want to pay it forward because I find myself trying to do the same thing when people need help/directions in London. If you don’t know where something is, just pop it up on Google Maps and you’ve made someone’s day.”
- Meg, Editorial Executive
“For me, it’s when Dan my partner brings me a cup of tea in bed, unprompted! That’s my ultimate random act of kindness.”
- Ruth, Creative Director
“Mine was at the checkout in Lidl and the man behind me stopped me from paying and said “your shopping is on me today, this is a random act of kindness”. I didn’t really know how to react and was very taken aback but said lots of “thank yous” and left with my shopping!”