Celebrity "What's Your Favorite Act of Kindness?" By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 19, 2010 @ 06:46PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images "What's Your Favorite Act of Kindness?" 01 of 08 Ashley Olsen Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for InStyle "It's about the small things you do every day, like tipping well and being aware of other people's feelings." 02 of 08 Kerry Washington Lisa Lake/WireImage for Niche Media, LLC "The ones that are unexpected. The other day I was getting out of a cab and a woman with a baby stroller was getting in and I just asked if she needed help. It didn't come from an 'I signed up to volunteer on this day' mentality, it was just spontaneous. When people unexpectedly help each other it gives you faith in humankind." 03 of 08 Anna Kendrick Janet Gough/Celebrity Photo "When I was a little kid I saw a guy walk into a doughnut shop and buy everybody doughnuts. I thought that was the best example of the truly random act of kindness. It was so cool." 04 of 08 Emma Roberts Theo Wargo/WireImage "I like little things, like when someone hold the door for you or someone says, 'Have a nice day.' People are really rude sometimes, especially in Los Angeles!" 05 of 08 Julie Bowen Tsuni/Gamma "Over-tipping. I worked for tips for so long that I will happily take the last $20 out of my wallet and give it to the cab driver or the takeout guy." 06 of 08 Kat Dennings Juan Rico/Fame "I don't really think about doing something kind, I think there's just a way to conduct your daily life with compassion to other people. I always hold doors open, I always try to be nice. I was a Girl Scout!" 07 of 08 Allyson Hannigan Jeff Vespa/Getty Images For Elle Magazine "I just like manners. Say please and say thank you!" 08 of 08 Melissa George Bryan Bedder/Getty Images "I'm always delightful to waiters. I always want to ask their story because they're taking that job not because that's who they are; they're taking that job for money. I always want to know where they come from, what are they studying during the day to work at night."