Published on May 17th, 2013 | by Alex and Brett Harris

Do Something Kind Today

One random act of kindness doesn’t make that big a difference — or does it? This creative video shows how one small decision can have big repercussions. Like a small stone sending ripples across the entire pond, our actions have consequences we never see.

Though we have no reason to assume the producers of the video are Christians, their “advertisement” for kindness has pretty solid biblical support. Consider the following verses:

“A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.” — Proverbs 11:17

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” — Proverbs 19:17

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” — Galatians 6:9-10

This short video, produced by a small New York City non-profit called Life Vest Inside, was released in 2011, but has found new life online this past week. Take five minutes to be inspired (or re-inspired). And don’t forget to admire the cinematography. The entire scene is shot in one take.


About the Author

are the co-founders of and co-authors of Do Hard Things and Start Here. They have a passion for God and for their generation. Their personal interests include politics, filmmaking, music, and basketball. They are both graduates of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia.

  • Kayley N.

    What a great video! I smiled the whole time. :) Thanks for posting!

  • Annalysa

    I saw this video a couple of months ago – it is really good! :)

  • Laura

    Wow, I LOVED that video. Amazing and powerful. And yeah, beautiful cinematography! Must have taken a lot of work to do that….

  • Joseph Braun

    That was really good.

  • Bethany L.

    WOW!! That is so awesome. What a beautiful way to demonstrate kindness. “Be kind to everyone because everyone is having a hard time.” Jack Hyles

  • Great video, also wanted to say I’m reading y’all book “A Teenage Rebellion Against low Expectation Do Hard Things” and its a great book even though I’m like only on the second or third chapter

    • Hey Jacob! Thanks for stopping in. I’m glad you are enjoying the book. =)

  • Libby

    I think this is a great video. I was wondering if you guys could find out if their Christians or not. I just want to know Thanks!

  • Katie

    This video was so sweet!! It brought tears to my eyes. :’) Now I want to go do nice things!!

  • Esther

    THAT. WAS. AWESOME!!! It would be so wonderful if that could happen everyday!

  • Lanie Bug

    that was really cool!!!

  • That video is awesome. Talk about great cinematography… Thanks for posting it!

  • liv737johnoxide

    This is such a cool video!

  • Christina

    Awesome video! Such a good reminder just to do something small! 😀

  • Jesse Segreti

    This is a really good video! I like the part where the guy gives food to the homeless man, because I would love to do something like that.

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