Dukes Court Spread Spring Joy for Random Acts of Kindness Week
Accompanied by Simon and Louise from the Well-being team, Dorothy, Kathleen, Mary, and Doris went out-and-about to their local park, where they presented local dog walkers with gifts of cards, daffodils and dog treats.
The recipients were very grateful and enjoyed meeting and chatting happily with the residents. One of the first walkers the residents met was Lisa, who was delighted to introduce everyone to her Dachshund dog Diddly. Diddly was very excited to meet the residents – especially those holding the doggy treats! Lisa said, “That’s amazing; thank you all so much! Diddly will love these treats; how nice of you”.
Later in the day, residents Mary and Doris met Natalie and her two youngest children. When Mary waved at the two toddlers tucked up in their cosy hats and gloves, they replied, “hug, hug!”. Natalie happily accepted the gift of free daffodils and dog treats.
Random Acts of Kindness Week runs from the 13th to the 19th of February, with Thursday the 17th of February being Random Acts of Kindness Day. Aiming to spread positivity and joy to all those involved, the initiative encourages both individuals and groups to practice acts of kindness and maintain kindness as part of their daily life.
There are many ways you can take part, ranging from paying a bill for the person in the line behind you, complimenting someone, or giving up your seat on a busy bus. However you choose to get involved, the aim is to #MakeKindnessTheNorm.
The residents at Dukes Court left everyone smiling with their acts of kindness, and they got to engage with members of their community during the day. This story is inspiring for us all and is a fantastic example of how acts of kindness can be extended to the local community.