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    Cool random act of kindness?

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    What does 'Do you perform random acts of kindness?' mean?

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    Re: random act of kindness?

    It means to do something nice for someone that you don't even know. Just because being nice is good for your own soul and because it increases the amount of good in the world.

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    Re: random act of kindness?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    What does 'Do you perform random acts of kindness?' mean?

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    Your link led to a general CNN page so I couldn't find an example on there. However, it basically means "Do you sometimes do something nice (either for a stranger or for someone you know) just because you can, or for no particular reason?"

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    Re: random act of kindness?

    There was a popular bumper sticker (something you put on your car) a while back. Instead of "random acts of violence" or "senseless acts of violence" (which we see too much of in the news) it said "Perform random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty."

    It means exactly what the posters above have already said, but those bumper stickers were the first place I ever saw the phrase.
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