A random act of kindness can surely brighten someone’s day. It is probably the rarest form of sincerity shown to people that, when it does happen to people, they usually respond with doubt or don’t know how to respond at all. However, Mark Malkoff, a famous comedian and filmmaker, teamed up with Mashable and Asus to perform random acts of kindness to unsuspecting strangers, and it is amazing.
Uploaded to the Mashable YouTube Page on June 25, 2014, the video is now trending despite only having a little above 15,000 viewers. Though it has been about four days until this video picked up steam, it is trending right now which means it is probably getting recognition at this moment. The video itself is actually both comedic and cute at the same time. Not going over with humor, the comedic high-points show mostly in the reaction of unsuspecting strangers who suddenly find themselves being treated with a random act of kindness. These are usually shown through hugs, helping people take pictures, assisting people in their tasksor jobs, or waiting in line for someone else.
My personal favorite scenario is when Mark Malkoff actually bought a man a bunch of lottery tickets in response to to the man’s question of what the winning numbers in the lottery would be. The man won $9 total from five scratch-off tickets. That is surely a financial gain for the man and a loss for Mark. I am unsure about the price of a scratch-off in New York City, but I do know they cost either $5, $10, or $20 where I live.
Like I said before, it is very rare to see someone actually perform a random act of kindness, especially on YouTube. Usually, we here at The Inquisitr would write up on interesting videos, such as the importance of eating insects or how to cut a cake scientifically. Personally, one of the best videos we ever posted was on the YouTube complaints for 2014, the one that has Elsa from Frozen demanding that all covers of “Let it Go” or Lorde’s “Royals” to be removed. But for Random Acts of Kindness, it is a lifestyle instead of something that happens every now and then. Something as simple as sending a person an ecard or paying for someone’s snack can really brighten a person’s day.
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[Image via Mashable’s 17 Random Acts of Kindness in New York City with Mark Malkoff video]