I’ve never done a random act of kindness before. Not in this way, at least. Sure, I’ve helped someone across the street. I have randomly given a dollar to a homeless person. But never have I gone into a Burger King, given the cashier $85 in cash, and told them to use it to pay for as many meals as possible.

Random acts of kindness can be done at any time, planned or unplanned. You don’t have to have a lot of money to give. And you don’t necessarily have to be debt free, either. Even simply going through a drive-thru and paying for the car behind you can have a dramatic impact on your day.

I often think about how the receiving end will feel after a random act of kindness, but I never thought about how I would feel. And, boy. Did this random act of kindness get me right in the feels! I walked away from this experience feeling truly humbled.

It doesn’t matter what color you are or what religion you affiliate with. It doesn’t matter what ailments you have or what you wear. We all want a decent meal. We may choose different places to eat, but we all want a hot meal. This Burger King in downtown San Diego showed me so much diversity, yet it showed me just how much we all truly have in common.

This video was part of a collaboration series on YouTube, and it was so fun to see what everyone did! If you’d like to check out the entire collab, watch this random act of kindness playlist. 

Have you ever done a random act of kindness? I would love to get more ideas to continue paying it forward.

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