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How to Practice Random Acts of Kindness

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We've partnered with Extra Refreshers Gum to help you spread happiness — one tiny act of kindness at a time.

Though you probably first learned about the Golden Rule in kindergarten, it doesn't only apply to recess and snack time. Whether you call it good karma or paying it forward, kindness is an important lifelong skill.

The best part about being nice? The tiniest things can make a huge impression. Think about all the times someone went out of their way to hold the elevator for you or a coworker left a genuine thank-you note on your desk: it probably made your whole day. Once you start practicing random acts of kindness, you'll notice you're feeling all kinds of positive vibes, too. Get started with these five simple ways to pay it forward, and find out just how happy doing something nice for a stranger can make you.