On the pulse: Have you heard of Random Acts of Kindness Day?

Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day – there’s a lot going on this week.

But how many people have heard of the latter?

Every year on February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day aims to promote generosity and thoughtfulness across the world.

So we took to the streets of Wimbledon to ask: Have you heard of Random Acts of Kindness Day?

Yes:  41%                                                              No: 59%

Although the majority of shoppers were unfamiliar with the holiday they got behind the idea to raise positivity.

Professor Jonny Newton was not aware of the holiday before now but was quick to jump on board and suggested a few ways we could all be more kind.

“Offer their seat to others and help people take their cases down the tube,” the 36-year-old said – and we couldn’t agree more!

 JONNY NEWTON: Full of ideas

Atur Bathia, 54, said a day dedicated to being kind to each other would help people remember the importance of making others happier.

“I think in this day and age where youngsters are all me, myself and I…people have forgotten what life is all about…being polite to each other,” she said.

Optimist Lee Lewis, 42, loved the idea of Random Acts of Kindness Day.

“It’s a brilliant idea,” he said.

“These days there’s always bad news, you never hear anything good.”

Lee thinks that spreading kindness is a great way to increase positivity and happiness in society – we like your thinking!

 LEE LEWIS: Making the world a happier place

And 63-year-old Kenny Law from Scotland echoed Lee’s thoughts.

He said: “There’s too much selfishness in the world.

“Random Acts of Kindness Day will help people remember that you’ve got to be kind.”

Meanwhile, some very wise youngers emphasised you should be kind all the time.

Beth Weston, 22, said: “Being kind is something you should do all year round.

“General manners are reciprocated once they are put out there.”

 BETH WESTON: Positive vibes only 

And cheery 25-year-old Keisha Hall said: “If you’re kind all the time you don’t need one day to show it.

“It would be nice to encourage people to be kind every day.”

 KEISHA HALL: Infectious smile

We love the positivity of Wimbledon shoppers!

Look how we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day Last year.

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