Someone recently said to me, “I’m so glad to know you.” Those were some of the kindest words I’ve heard. I responded with, “Wow, Thanks! That’s one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me.”
There are many reasons why someone may say kind words to us. Perhaps they want to encourage, show support, compliment, or express sympathy. In my example, the person was grateful for the advice I’d provided when they reached out for information about helping a cat.
How you thank someone for the kind words will depend on your situation. To help you with your response, I will provide examples of what you could say.
You could send the person a handwritten thank you note, an email, or a text message. My friend contacted me on Facebook Messenger, so I responded with a thank you message. You could also show your gratitude by responding right away to a text and then following up with a handwritten note.
Short Thank You For Your Kind Words Messages
Here are some short responses to say thank you for your kind words. These examples are great when responding to text messages or other instant messages.
Also, sometimes, a shorter message can be better when thanking a boss, and you want to keep your wording professional.
You’ll notice that some are synonyms as they do not include “kind words.” Pick the message that makes sense based on why someone said kind words to you.
- Thank you for thinking of me.
- I appreciate your thoughtful words.
- Thank you for encouraging me.
- You’re an amazing friend. Thank you.
- Thank you for appreciating me!
- Thank you so much for your kind words.
- I appreciate the compliment! Thank you very much.
- Thank you for caring about me.
- Thank you for your support and kindness.
- I am blessed to know you. I appreciate your friendship.
- Thank you so much.
Thank You For The Kind Words Example Messages
Here are some example messages if you want to write a longer thank you note. You may need to modify the wording if thanking your boss or coworker. For example, you should not thank your boss for love, as in example three below.
The best thank-you notes are specific, so if you’re mailing a note (and not responding to a text where they would have the context), you may want to remind them of when they said the kind words.
You may also want to read through related examples:
#1 Thank you for your kind words and encouragement last week. When I was feeling discouraged, your message cheered me up and helped me to keep trying. I appreciate you believing my new business ideas will work out eventually.
#2 I am thankful that you are part of my life. I want to let you know how much your kind words meant to be last week when my cat died. I felt loved and supported.
#3 Thank you for the sympathy card. Your kind words touched my heart. I am grateful for your love and support.
#4 I was surprised by your praise in the meeting yesterday. I appreciate the recognition for the work I’ve been doing. Thank you so much. You’re an excellent [boss/leader/coworker].
#5 Thank you for your very kind words. I felt seen and valued when you told me you were glad to know me. Your words made my day.
#6 Thank you for showing me compassion last week. Your message was thoughtful and kind and was precisely what I needed to hear at that moment.
#7 I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for your incredibly kind words. The last week has been challenging as I’ve struggled with losing my job. Thank you for being there for me and continuing to encourage me. You’ve been so understanding of my situation, and I’m grateful we are friends.
#8 Thank you for being an amazing friend. Your recent messages of encouragement in the mornings have been a blessing. I’m happy to share that I’ve done a short exercise routine each day, as you suggested, and I’m starting to have more energy.
#9 Thank you for your kind words at dinner last week. I am grateful for you and our friendship. Having a caring friend like you is incredible.