World Kindness Day was first introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. This organization was formed at a Tokyo conference in 1997 when Japan brought kindness organizations of multiple nations together and emphasized the necessity of a global kindness movement. Currently, over 28 countries are a part of the World Kindness Movement group.
This day is now celebrated on November 13 each year to emphasize the importance of being kind and to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. On World Kindness Day, groups and individuals are encouraged to go out of their way to be kind to others. It’s also a good reminder to let others around us know how much we appreciate their kindness.