Skout Users Love Being Kind

SKOUT is an amazing app that makes it easy for users to connect with people from all over the world. In an effort to see how people truly feel about random acts of kindness, Skout surveyed 2,700 of its users.

Though most people admit to having an extremely busy life, 51 percent of college students surveyed said they perform a random act of kindness everyday. That’s pretty amazing. Especially when you consider 93 percent said they have done something kind for a complete stranger. This according to an article posted on

Besides asking how many students had performed a random act of kindness, the survey also asked each student to rank their top 10 acts of kindness. The results are as follows:

#1 – Paying it forward through the drive thru.
#2 – Thanking someone for being a friend via text message.
#3 – Hugging a friend for no reason.
#4 – Leaving a very generous tip.
#5 – Filling up the gas tank after borrowing a friends car.
#6 – Writing a nice message on a piece of paper and placing it somewhere anyone could find it.
#7 – Dropping some spare change in the charity box at the local grocery store.
#8 – Holding the door open for someone.
#9 – Buying flowers or chocolate for someone who would really appreciate it.
#10 – Taking flowers to the nursing home and delivering them to someone who doesn’t get a lot of visitors.

Please know these are ranked in order of most meaningful to least meaningful among those who were surveyed.

This survey was done in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week which took place February 15-20, 2016.

The SKOUT employees got in on the fun by holding a food drive and performing random acts of kindness throughout the San Francisco area.

Though Random Acts of Kindness Week has come and gone, let’s try to make this an everyday thing. Being kind doesn’t take a lot. A simple hello with a smile on your face can do more good than you realize.

So the next time you are walking down the street, instead of texting on your phone or allowing yourself to be distracted by something that doesn’t really matter, hold your head up and greet those around you. You might just make someones day.