Spring starts with random acts of kindness

Today is random acts of kindness day.

It's the 10th anniversary of the day in New Zealand, which encourages people to do something kind for a stranger without expecting anything in return.

Organisers say the day started after co-founder Josh de Jong was stuck in Auckland traffic and watched "some irate drivers ahead of him getting into a bit of a road rage stoush".

"He began to think, 'What would it be like if on one day every one in New Zealand was kind to a stranger?'"

September 1st was chosen as it's the first day of spring.

For random act ideas visit the official website here.

File image of a group of happy young adults.


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