At Nextdoor, we believe that kindness is contagious, and we see positivity spreading through our platform every single day. Neighbours across Australia are turning to Nextdoor now, more than ever before. Whether it’s helping a neighbour in need by dropping supplies at the front door, entertaining kids in the community by placing a bear in the window, or simply speaking to a neighbour over the back fence while maintaining a safe distance, we are all leaning on each other virtually while we distance physically.
Our hearts are warmed when we read your stories, but we’ve heard from you repeatedly that you would like to learn about the goodness happening outside of your Nextdoor neighbourhood. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Good News, a platform for positive stories. Together, The Good News and Nextdoor Australia are launching “Mateship Mondays”, where we will highlight one positive story from a Nextdoor neighbourhood in Australia each week, allowing members to learn about what other Nextdoor members are doing to spread kindness in their community. It will also give you the chance to celebrate your own neighbourhood, by sharing your story.
Cameron Smith, Editor of The Good News, says “The purpose of The Good News is to share stories that make you smile. And you only have to glance at Nextdoor to see all of the amazing things Australians are doing in their own neighbourhoods. It’s these exact stories that we are wanting to tell and so this partnership is a natural fit and a great way to amplify the great work within the Nextdoor community.”
No act of kindness is too small, and often it’s the little things that go a long way… things like smiling at a stranger, saying ‘Hello” to someone you don’t know, or picking up litter on your street. Imagine a rock landing in a lake… the ripple effect of the water is like the knock-on effect from kindness.
Plus, your acts of kindness not only impact others, but they can also change you! When you do a good deed, your brain releases endorphins and your health and mindset also improve.
Jennie Sager, Head of Nextdoor Australia says,
“One of the reasons why I absolutely love my job is because I get to see all of the amazing bits of goodness happening across Australia every single day…”
… and then I often get to meet the incredible people behind them. I’ve realised that reading these stories has influenced my behaviour and has made me a better person. I am so excited to share these moments widely, through our partnership with The Good News. As former journalists, Cameron and I are both well aware of the fact that being consumed by negative news can take a toll on the mind and body. Now it’s our turn to shine a light on the power of positivity and celebrate the spirit of mateship that us Aussies are known for.”
Mateship Mondays kicks off Monday, April 27th. Submit a story from your neighbourhood!
Note: This is not a paid advertisement. This is a partnership between two organisations who want believe in the power of positivity and spreading kindness across Australia