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About Kindness
Join the Kindness movement by making Kindness part of your everyday life.

How would you feel if, all of a sudden, a pair of kids surprised you at the park and gifted you with a small bouquet of flowers? When it happened to me a few weeks ago, It took me a few seconds to react. These kind-hearted children didn’t know me and didn’t care about my sunglasses and earbuds, which might have discouraged others from approaching. They simply handed me the hand-cut sunflowers and wished me a lovely afternoon before moving on.

I was so astonished that I barely managed to say “thank you.” This small gesture—a simple gift—had a powerful effect, leaving me filled with gratitude, optimism, and joy. That act of Kindness certainly changed my day.

Shortly after, I noticed the kind duo repeating their gesture with at least ten more people. Women, kids, adolescents, seniors—everyone was just as surprised as I was to receive this meaningful present. The best part of the story came when some of the children who had received the flowers joined the group. They picked more stems and created an “movement of kindness” that, in a matter of minutes, uplifted the mood of dozens of people in the park.

The multiplying effect of Kindness

The surprising spread of kindness I witnessed is widely known as the ripple effect. As explained by the Center of Resilient Children, “when you’re kind to someone, it often inspires them to be kind to others. This simple act of goodwill can set off a chain reaction of positivity that can touch countless lives.”

Several studies have shown that practicing kindness benefits not only the receiver but also the giver, increasing life satisfaction, self-esteem, and even improving mental health. Despite these benefits, practicing kindness isn’t always easy, especially when biases, misconceptions, and human perceptions stop us from interacting with others.

“What will people think? How will they react?” These questions often prevent us from expressing support, even when we know a kind gesture or a word of gratitude is needed. Additionally, people often overestimate the awkwardness of an act of kindness. Data experiments that evaluated the expected and actual experience of receiving gratitude show that receiving support is 60% less awkward and 40% more effective than people anticipate.

Becoming part of the movement of Kindness

As demonstrated by the group of kids in the park, once we overcome our biases and misconceptions, we can fully embrace kindness in our daily lives. Kindness can take many forms, from simple acts of courtesy to significant gestures of compassion and support.

Offering a compliment or helping a stranger can significantly impact someone’s day and spread positivity. In a work environment, it could be as simple as cheering on a colleague who has put a lot of effort into a task, offering feedback to a junior team member, or listening attentively to a peer during a conference call.

So, the next time you see an opportunity to make a kind gesture, think less, overcome your fears, and give yourself a chance to experience the transformative effect of being kind, join the movement of Kindness. At KindWorks.AI, we often say, “Kindness is like a muscle; it grows with every positive human interaction and can only be developed through repetition.”

Do you want to know more about the power of Kindness? Meet Beni, a friendly AI agent who brings the intentional practice of kindness to your workplace to create positive ripple effects for your people and your business results.

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Miguel Hernandez

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