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Spring starts with random acts of kindness

Today is random acts of kindness day.

File image of a group of happy young adults.

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.