Random Acts of Kindness Week 2017
You may not know, but yesterday marked the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness week. Why are we, a travel insurance brand, writing about this you may ask? Well, because the week is all about spreading kindness throughout the globe, to help change the way people experience the world.
At Holidaysafe we’re all about collecting travel experiences, and making the planet a more kind and friendly place can only be a positive thing for travellers and locals alike! A ‘random act of kindness’ could be anything from buying local and handmade gifts during your travels (to put money back into the community), returning a dropped toy to a child at the airport, or even simply buying a coffee for someone just because they look like they need one.
This week we’re all about kindness, so watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for things we have planned, but in the meantime, we’ve researched some random acts of kindness from around the world to help get you inspired.
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- In Japan they have a custom of giving a gift to anyone about to embark on a journey, for example a trip or new job, to act as token of best wishes and kindness during the transition period.
- Despite high rates of poverty, Myanmar was named the world’s most giving nation by the Charities Aid Foundation. The cycle of helping within the community proves that you don’t need to be wealthy to be generous, people will appreciate anything you can give, be that clothes, food or even just your time.
- In Italy there is a tradition in some coffee shops whereby people can purchase a coffee for themselves and one for a stranger. This money then goes into a pot, and anyone who cannot afford a coffee (which is seen as a necessity to life in Italy) can enquire and use some of that money to get a hot drink.