Kindness Idea

Header image 4b2b2cb0ec3a512353f87d19a8a8a8188842c0cf263e3b4b6a410aa57b324f04

Pay the Tab for the Person Behind You

Have you ever experienced kindness from someone you don’t know? Knowing that someone else noticed you can make your day a thousand times better, especially if you’re feeling down. Celebrate those around you by doing random acts of kindness for strangers, just for the sake of making someone else happy. Pay the tab for someone behind you in line at the grocery store, gas station or the drive-through. It doesn't have to be costly, just friendly.


Sometimes it is the simplest act from a complete stranger that can have the greatest, lasting impact on a person. When someone realizes that a stranger noticed them and cared enough to do something special for them, it can brighten their day and maybe help them to understand their self-worth.

Step It Up

Offer to pay the tab for the person in line behind you at the grocery store or gas station. You could also pay for the drink of someone behind you at a coffee shop. If you notice someone who looks like they’re having a bad day, all the more reason to cheer them up with a random act of kindness!

Keep It Simple

When you notice that someone in line in front of you at a store is short on money when it comes time for them to pay, offer to chip in a few bucks or whatever it takes to help them afford their purchase.

Related Resources

Large 5483e331a9bace540b3a2478fc014e25 l

View All Kindness Ideas

Comment c15462688299f0b77d7fe68470a8f14b29c2ee1d7da6e0f9e6957e1e7ad00733 Comments

No one has commented yet. Be the first!

Sign In Sign Up

Please sign in or sign up to add your comment.