RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: According to survey Brits have grown kinder amidst pandemic
Show an act of kindness this week!
It seems that us Brits are used to spreading the love by now. Survey's say that we have become kinder to those around us during the coronavirus crisis. Ranging from, keeping in touch with friends, relatives, donating to food banks, greeting strangers and offering support!
A new report from ‘Travelodge’ reveals that a third of British adults show an act of kindness everyday. Travelodge surveyed 2,000 British adults to seek the nation’s view on Random Acts of Kindness.
The report also revealed that 29% reported that dishing out a random act of kindness to a stranger is good karma and believe ‘what goes around, comes around’.
A third (33%) of adults stated that a gesture of goodwill actually makes them want to go out and help other people. Whilst over half (54%) of Britons believe that despite all the current difficulties across the globe, there is still goodness in the world.
75% reported that it makes their day when a stranger shows them a random act of kindness and it’s the smallest gesture that means the most.
With it being random act of kindness week here are a list of acts of kindness that us Brits love to receive. Why not choose to do one each day and make someone’s day?
- Having the door opened for you
- Receiving a smile from a stranger
- Being allowed to jump the supermarket queue
- Having the lift held for you
- Receiving the right of way on the road
- Receiving a seat from a stranger on public transport
- Receiving a valid car parking ticket from a stranger in the car park
- Receiving a compliment
- Receiving a ‘Good Morning’ on the way into work
- Receiving help to carry luggage / or a pram up the stairs
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, talks about how the hotel chain and their staff have been offering acts of to their customers. She said:
“A random act of kindness can be something very small, but it can have a major impact on someone’s life. Every day we see random acts of kindness being performed from our hotel teams across our 542 UK Travelodge hotels.
"Our receptionist, at Doncaster M18 Travelodge, helped a distressed pregnant woman to deliver her baby in the hotel car-park and saved the baby’s life during the process.
"This research highlights that we certainly are a nation that likes to dish out random acts of kindness, which is a powerful force as receiving kindness not only improves our happiness and physical health, but can also improve our general well-being.”
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