It’s worth clicking through to the Axios summary of some recent research showing that people underestimate the impact of small acts of kindness.
I notice this in my own life: when I’m driving, if another driver smiles and allows me to merge into the queue, I’m more likely to do it to others; if I check in on people and ask how they’re doing, they more likely to do it to me. And so on.
Small and simple, kind gestures have immense, underestimated power.
Source: The outsized power of small acts of kindness