Explore Let’s Do a Million Acts of Kindness Author: Tough Mudder Share on Facebook Share on Twitter This isn’t the first time our world has faced a pandemic, but it’s certainly new for all of us living through it. As we look out onto the world through our window of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, many of us have been feeling like we’re twiddling our thumbs, sitting at home, unable to help. During these tough times, it’s really important to come together as a (socially distanced) community, act for the benefit of our neighbours, stay disciplined ourselves, and push through this obstacle that feels massive, but will be overcome. We see hundreds or maybe even thousands of acts of kindness out on the course at each event and that got us thinking about the ways we can leverage our strong, resilient, and warm community to act for the benefit of our friends, neighbours, and strangers in need. Introducing Help A Hundred If 1,000 Mudders do something small to affect a hundred lives, then one million feels quite achievable. Who knows? There might even be a headband in it for those who make it to a hundred. How to Get Involved If you need some inspiration, then we’ve got your back. We put our heads together at TMHQ to come up with a list of small, simple ways you can make someone else’s day better while staying safe and following governmental guidance. For The Ones You Know Buy shopping for a neighbour that can’t.Pick up a prescription for someone.Share a Netflix, Hulu, Disney + or other account.Call somebody who lives alone to check in on them.Walk a neighbour’s dog.Throw a virtual surprise party for the friends who are celebrating birthdays from home.Send an email to somebody you haven’t seen in a while.Shoutout a Mudder on social media (or nominate a Mudder of the Week).Buy a little something extra for the grocery store worker.Send a friend some surprise take away.Support local businesses by ordering essentials from them rather than large corporations. Have a picnic with the people in your household.Set up a home obstacle course for your kids.Start a virtual book club. For The People You’ve Never Met Donate nonperishable goods to a food bank.Send gift cards to essential workers.Buy a healthcare worker a cup of coffee.Send supplies to a local animal shelter.Donate money to a charity.Send cookies to the local firehouse.Donate blood.Paint a rainbow with the kids and put it in the window. For Yourself Meditate for 5 minutes.Go for a walk around your neighbourhood.Do a virtual workout.Journal.Write a letter to your future self for when this is all over.Plant some bulbs or seedlings and watch them grow. Remember tough times don’t last but tough people do. We will get through this together. If this brightened your day or you know someone who might like to get involved please share it with them. Don’t forget to tell us about your acts of kindness on social media using #HelpAHundred.