Kindness #314: Valentine’s Day

The need: To brighten up Valentine’s Day for those that may not have received a Valentine!  Yes, its cliche and commercial but its also an excuse to show some kindness, which is never a bad thing in my book.

The mission: Handing out flowers at Wynyard train station, Sydney, to people making the daily commute home after work. Each Kindness Agent bought a bunch of flowers – pink and orange gebras, purple carnations and of course red roses. We also wrote our own positive or inspirational quotes to attach to each flower.

We found the perfect bustling spot standing in a line next to double escalators leading down to the station. At the front of the line Agent R held two signs reading ‘Random Act of Kindness’ and ‘Free Flowers’. Agents H, A, S, S and W handed out the flowers. I stood at the end of the line holding a sign saying ‘Happy Valentine’s Day!’

People seemed quite surprised to see what we were doing. All the women generally smiled and took the flowers with a genuine thank you. A lot of men refused, with two that took the flowers feeling the need to explain: “It’s for my wife! Not for me!” Some people on the other escalator were quite upset they were missing out, so quick thinking Agent S raced down the steps to stand and hand out flowers on the other side too.

 This woman exclaimed, “Yes! Give me one! I need a flower today!”
I think we definitely brightened up a lot of people’s Valentine’s Day and we had a huge amount of fun doing it. Thankyou so much to the Kindness Crew for your positivity and enthusiasm and just general awesomeness! 

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 1000 mitzvahs
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 15:53:24

    What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the pictures were fun to see! Happy RAK week.


    • happydancecat
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 21:18:06

      Thanks Linda, hope you had a fantastic RAK week too! It seems like your kindness journey has taken you to all kinds of exciting places, with your new book. I adore the purple hearts, just gorgeous. Good luck with everything!


  2. pattyabr
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 23:48:17

    What a dedicated group your kindness crew is
    Thanks for spreading kindness in an unkind world


    • happydancecat
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 21:15:53

      They sure are an amazing bunch, Patty! I’m very, very lucky to call each one of them a friend. I’d beg to differ though – I think there’s just as much kindness in the world as unkindness, we just don’t always see it. 🙂


  3. John
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 01:17:05

    I love that you have continued this goodwill action. I am sure you inspire as well as brighten the days of many. On behalf of many, thanks for your kindness.
    Sincerely, john


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