The Eight Most Underrated Acts of Kindness

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—



If I hold the door for you, let you in front of me on the roadways or in line…. I expect a thank you.

There’s a lot of negativity in the world these days.  So if you’d like to be more positive, a new survey asked people which “thoughtful gestures” were the most underrated . . . and they’re SUPER simple.

The top response was “saying ‘thank you.'”  49% of people said this was an act of kindness that was underrated, because it does a lot more than you think.

The other top responses were:  Smiling . . . giving someone a compliment . . . congratulating someone . . . cleaning up after someone . . . watering someone’s plants when they’re away (probably after asking or offering first) . . .

Giving or sending greeting cards, or even e-cards . . . and “returning a lost item.”

Overall, the survey found that Americans perform about six thoughtful gestures a week . . . or 312 per year.  If your life expectancy is 79 years, that’s 24,648 acts of kindness.  And honestly, it’s not difficult to do more.