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20 Kindness Memes That Will Inspire You to Spread Goodwill

Life can be hard. But kindness is free. Spread some love—and laughs—with these sweet memes.

boy in doctor costume taking the temperature of his stuffed bear. Meme text: Me checking in on all of my buddies to make sure they're having a good dayrd.com, Getty Images

Sometimes it’s the little things—like kindness memes

It’s been a rough few years for all of us, filled with more stress and uncertainty than anyone could have ever imagined. Our world needs kindness now more than ever. Whether you can afford to take out your wallet for people in need or simply decide to send a sweet note to a friend who’s having a bad day, there is no act too big or too small. Some may feel inspired by other people’s random acts of kindness, but if you’re like us, there’s nothing like a little humor to get you in the spirit of things.

These kindness memes are both hilarious and adorable, but more importantly, they inspire us to be the change we want to see in the world. If you’re looking for more kindness inspiration, check out these kindness quotes, kindness stories, and acts of kindness for kids.

Dog snarling at camera. Meme text: I’m about to attack you with love and kindnessrd.com, Getty Images

Brace yourselves

Get ready! This cute kindness meme is just the beginning. We would say that sending this to someone definitely counts as a small act of kindness.

Man holding umbrella for woman. Meme text: One small act of kindness is one giant leap for humanityrd.com, getty images

I’m not crying…

…you’re crying!

Such a wholesome meme.

We Don't Always Have To Agree On Everything To Be Kind To One Anotherrd.com, getty images

Embracing our differences

A little kindness goes a long way, especially in our very divided world.

Two women making a cake, dusting it with sprinkles. Meme text: Me sprinkling everything with a little kindnessrd.com, Getty Images

Like confetti

Just a drop here and a dash there, and we’re on our way to a better world. Trust us: It’s the perfect recipe, and you can’t mess it up!

Cat looking very cute. Meme text: Sorry I annoyed you with all of my kindnessrd.com, Getty Images

When you shower your favorite person with all the love

Sorry, not sorry. Just another love meme.

woman crying with joy. Meme text: When someone is going slower than you in the left lane and they move out of the way so you can passrd.com, Getty Images

No road rage here!

We were just about ready to slam on the brakes and honk the horn, but now we’re cruising peacefully.

Smiling axe that says "let me help you!" with the caption, Random Axe of Kindnessrd.com, Getty Images

Wishing everyone wood be more like this axe

Axe-ually beautiful.

When Someone Offers Me Gum Are They Just Being Kind Or Implying I Have Bad Breathrd.com, getty images

The world will never know

Did I forget to brush this morning?

Man holding hands with chipmunk. Meme text: Thanks for holding my hand!rd.com, Getty Images

No act of kindness is too small

Sometimes we all need a furry paw to hold. Whoever you send this to is guaranteed to have a great day.

Girl dressed up as superhero. Meme text: Do not mistake my kindness for weaknessrd.com, Getty Images

Kind people are the strongest people

Share this kindness meme with people who need a reminder that kindness is a superpower.

Man adjusting tie. Meme text: Random act of kindness? Challenge accepted.rd.com, Getty Images

Are you ready?

Easy peasy.

Child pointing at camera. Meme text: When you see someone doing something kindrd.com, Getty Images

I see you

Go you!

a cat and dog head buttingrd.com, getty images

So sweet

Have you ever seen anything more precious?

silhouette of person helping another get up a rock during sunsetrd.com, getty images

Sing it louder

The Beatles really knew what they were talking about!

two bear cubs playingrd.com, getty images

Death by snuggles

Kindness is a beautiful thing.

Senior Woman Sitting In Chair And Laughing With Nurse In Retirement Homerd.com, getty images

Making the world better

And it’s all we can really do.

Core Values Kindness Care Respect 119104612rd.com, getty images

Apple-solutely

Easy as apple pie.

two peas in a podrd.com, getty images

Peas, please

Spread peas, not hate.

bull frog on black backgroundrd.com, getty images

Don’t forget it

If you think kindness doesn’t matter, think again.

a bee and butterfly sharing a flowerrd.com, getty images

Get the buzz out

We’re positively buzzing with kindness. Now that you’ve giggled at these kindness memes, read up on these thank-you memes that you’ll want to use to express your gratitude.

Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is an assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who focuses on digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pick-up lines, and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists, and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.