November 9, 2020 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Inspired by small acts of kindness witnessed on campus and during work from home, King’s has launched the King’s Kindness campaign, to share appreciation for those members of the King’s community who are performing acts of kindness to other students, staff, and faculty. It is an initiative to celebrate the sense of community and simple acts of kindness, which are so important, especially at this time.

King’s Kindness is based on the Random Acts of Kindness campaigns that we have seen in other universities, as well as your own neighbourhoods. Whether it is buying lunch for a friend, painting some rocks with words of encouragement for your neighbours, or bringing food to your local food banks.

This campaign at King’s is the brainchild of Joe Henry, Dean of Students. He wanted students, faculty, employees and King’s alumni to come together and share their stories of random acts of kindness they experienced while on campus or during work from home. Someone might have opened a door for you while your hands were full, bought you a coffee, or made you laugh. Simple gestures like these can lift us up and remind us that we are all valuable members of the King’s family.  The King’s Kindness campaign want to celebrate kindness and share these stories!

"The King's Kindness campaign embodies everything that is great about our community. Kindness stories no matter how small can help us stay connected to our mission as Catholic university as we operate mainly virtually during the pandemic," says Henry.

King’s Kindness wants to hear how someone has lifted you up and shown you a kind gesture at King’s or durng work from home.

The campaign has already received several submissions, highlighting the acts of kindness performed by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the King’s community which will be shared on the King’s website and social media.

If you would like to share your own story of a random act of kindness performed by a member of the King’s community, send details and a photo to We would like to share these stories on social media and on the website