City Of Kindness

In March 2017, the Miami Beach City Commission unanimously approved joining the international movement to become a City of Kindness — recognizing how a simple act of kindness, big or small, can bring people together to build a stronger community. This initiative launched a robust citywide campaign to include kindness challenges among city staff, residents, at Miami Beach schools, hotels and businesses.

“In light of recent happenings, both locally and nationally, it is more important than ever for us to focus on kindness instead of hate,” shared Commissioner Micky Steinberg. “I am proud to be a part of a city that values signing this pledge, and I am excited to work with our schools, businesses and residents to implement a great program and spread kindness throughout Miami Beach.”

City of Kindness is a coalition of organizations working to inspire kindness around the world, with its primary goal of affecting meaningful change among students, professionals, young people, elected officials and companies. The kindness movement has been endorsed and promoted by many cities and celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, the Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga.

Acts of kindness can take many forms. Here are some examples:

  • Give up your seat on the bus or metro for someone who needs it.
  • Buy someone a cup of coffee.
  • Help someone with car trouble.
  • Write someone an inspirational message.
  • Write letters to our servicemen and women.
  • Invite someone new to the workplace for lunch.
  • Keep an extra umbrella at work so you can lend it out when it rains.
  • Take a minute to direct someone who is lost, even when you’re in a rush.

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