Choosing to do the right thing, even when it’s the hard thing. Stories on Stage presents Random Acts of Kindness. The show features Jessica Robblee, Sam Gregory, and Martha Harmon Pardee performing stories and poems about random acts of kindness. Join them at the free milk and cookies reception after the show! A random act of kindness is an unexpected act of charity or helpfulness and is often done for a stranger. According to the Mayo Clinic, kindness has been shown to increase self-esteem, compassion, and improve mood. The “helper's high” is the uplifting feeling that we experience after doing an act of kindness to others.