We celebrate National I Care About You Day on October 25 so plan something special for your friends and family! This is the day where we honor everyone in our life for no other reason but to tell them we are grateful. Although this holiday was most recently launched in 2016, this day is highly popularized through social media tags and post shares. Scroll down to learn more inventive ways on how to celebrate those who make life more beautiful.
History of National I Care About You Day
National I Care About You Day timeline
When a Kenyan warrior studying at Stanford heard of the attacks on the Twin Towers, he sent word back home to the Masai Tribe, who were inspired to donate 14 of their cherished cows to the U.S Embassy to pay homage.
Israel, among other countries, admitted thousands of displaced college students after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, providing shelter, tuition, and stipends for all newcomers.
After a BP oil rig triggered one of the greatest ecological disasters to date, countries including Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Japan donated equipment, assistance, and direct aid in order to help.
USA Today reports a pair of high school football players in Memphis gave a bag of clothes to a fellow student who lacked the resources to buy them. “When I saw people laugh at him and bully him, I felt like I needed to do something," says Kristopher Graham, one of the players. The boy’s response? "You guys are the best guys of my entire life.”
National I Care About You Day FAQs
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National I Care About You Day Activities
Throw a Party for Everyone
You can invite your favorite pals over for a movie marathon, or a game night. Go big or small, it does not matter, as long as everyone you want to honor is present for a good time.
Send out cards to loved ones
Handwritten notes are so rare, but they never go out of style. Writing intimate words of inspiration and love will last a lifetime. This gift is not only for family members and friends, but even that one co-worker who makes the workplace inviting.
Shout your love to the world
Just use the hashtag “#NationaliCareAboutYouDay” and read all the other emotional posts online with your friends. This, along with a good meal, is a sure way to bond with those you care about the most.
5 Famous, But Unlikely Friendships
Once considered scholarly competitors, fantasy writers J.R.R Tolkien and C.S. Lewis developed a long-term friendship, supporting each other’s writing efforts and religious observances.
Marilyn Monroe was so moved by Ella Fitzgerald’s voice, that she lobbied for Fitzgerald to perform at popular nightclub “The Mocambo." Meanwhile, the two stars bonded over their life stories and an appreciation for music.
Jack & Frank
President Kennedy and Frank Sinatra were once close friends who occasionally took vacations to Las Vegas and New York.
Helen Keller had a long friendship with Mark Twain after meeting him through an associate; the two spoke highly of each other, so much so, that Twain praised Keller as the eighth wonder of the world.
Pen Pals to the End
T.S. Eliot embarked on a pen pal friendship with Groucho Marx after requesting a mailed autograph; their letters spoke of their love for cigars, cats, and puns, and continued on for years, until they met only once before Eliot’s death.
Why We Love National I Care About You Day
A chance to reconnect
We all can be a little guilty of not keeping in touch with friends for whatever reason. However, celebrating this holiday will give you the chance to reach out to those you have not spoken to in a while. There is no greater feeling than being told you matter, and bonus points if you both make plans to meet.
Giving or receiving appreciation
Life is hectic, but one word of encouragement or appreciation can change everything. National I Care About You Day allows for people to be vulnerable, joyful, and blissful. Whether giving or receiving appreciation, taking time on this day can lift spirits and increase morale wherever needed.
Opportunity to make new friends
The start to any solid relationship is an incredible first-meet. Remember, the chance to appreciate the people we admire in our lives is one conversation away. This holiday offers the perfect opportunity to create new bonds for years to come.
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