50 Sincere Ways To Say Thank You for Your Kindness

When someone is kind to you, you can return the kindness by expressing your gratitude.

There are many ways people can be kind. For example, you may have benefited from a random act of kindness or the blessing of a kind person.

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” – John Ruskin

How Do You Say Thank You for Kindness?

You can say thank you for your kindness with either a short thank-you message or by writing a thank-you note. You may also want to consider giving a small thank-you gift.

When the kindness is from strangers, you’ll need to thank them at the time verbally. You may never know who the kindness giver was, like if someone pays for your meal at a restaurant. You can pay it forward by being kind to another stranger.

When you know the person, you can send them a thank you text, email, or surprise them with a handwritten card.

Of course, what you say will depend on the circumstances of the act of kindness.

Short Thank You for Your Kindness Phrases

  1. Thank you so much for your kindness.
  2. Thank you for being kind to me.
  3. I appreciate your kindness!
  4. Thank you for your kind words.
  5. Thank you for you caring about me.
  6. I am grateful to you for your kindness.
  7. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
  8. Thank you for your support and kindness.
  9. You mean the world to me! Thank you for being kind-hearted.
  10. You’re an amazing, kind friend. Thank you for all that you do.
  11. Thank you for your kind heart.
  12. Thank you for your compassion.
  13. Your kindness is an inspiration.
  14. Thank you for your kind gesture.
  15. I really appreciate your kindness!
  16. Thank you for helping me. You are so kind.
  17. You are a beautiful soul. Thanks for being kind to so many.
  18. Thank you for your loving kindness and sympathy.
  19. Many thanks for your kindness.
  20. I appreciate your generosity and goodwill.
  21. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. You are so kind!
  22. Your kindness means a lot to me.
  23. Your kind gesture made my day!
  24. Your kindness has touched my heart.
  25. Thank you for your kindness, dedication, and support.

Sometimes, a short message will feel generic, and you’d want to write a more meaningful message. You can do so with a thank-you message that includes what the act of kindness was.

I will show you a template thank-you note, then examples for different situations will follow.

Related: 20 Thank You For Your Kind Words Messages

Thank You for Your Kindness Thank You Note Template

You can use this thank you note template for a handwritten note or email to show your sincere appreciation for the kindness you received.

Dear [Name],

Thank you for your kindness. I appreciate the [state the act of kindness]. Then say what the kindness meant to you or how it helped you.


[Your Name]

Here is a quick example:

Dear Mom,

Thank you for your kindness. I am grateful to you for watching my kids last weekend. They enjoyed spending time with you. Also, Ted and I were happy to have some time together.



The examples below will give you more ideas for saying thank you for your kindness. You can also read through how to write a good thank-you note for anything.

If you are sending a text message or using another instant messaging app, you will likely not need to include the Dear (greeting), Sincerely (closing), or Your name (unless you are texting the person for the first time).

Thank You for Your Kindness and Generosity Messages

Generosity is most often associated with the giving of money or time. Here are some examples of saying thank you for generosity and kindness.

Related: Thank You For Your Donation Messages

#1 Thank you for your generous gift. Your kindness is very much appreciated. Because of your help, I could buy enough groceries for the entire week.

#2 I appreciate your kindness and appreciate your flexibility. Thank you for stepping up to babysit my kids whenever I ask. You are very generous with the time you devote to my family. We love you!

#3 Thank you for your kindness and generosity when you heard of the family that was in need. Your willingness to help them without knowing them is remarkable. May God bless you!

#4 I want to let you know how much I appreciate your kindness when Jake fell off his bike in front of your house. His knee is fine now. I enjoyed the scoop of ice cream you gave him to help him feel better. You are a good and generous neighbor.

#5 Thank you for your generous gift to [Animal Shelter Name]. We appreciate your kindness to all of the animals in our care. Your donations will help us to save more lives and help more dogs and cats find forever homes.

Thank You for Your Kindness and Support Messages

When you have kind friends supporting you, you can tell them how thankful you are for them with a thank you message.

Related: 50+ Thank You For Your Support Messages

#1 Thank you for your kindness and support. You are a thoughtful friend, and I appreciate your kind words as I figure out my life. In addition, your willingness to listen while I share ideas helps weed out the good ideas from the not-so-good!

#2 Thanks for being kind to me. I enjoy our friendship and appreciate your support whenever I am feeling down. You are a ray of sunshine.

#3 Occasionally sending me encouraging text messages may feel like a small act of kindness, but your support has felt huge. You are a good friend, and I’m thankful for each message you send me. They help me to feel seen and valued.

#4 Thank you for your support and kindness. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to let you know how much your support means to us. For example, we were touched by your kindness when you gave us restaurant gift cards when our refrigerator suddenly stopped working. And, of course, the kids enjoyed eating out more than unusual.

#5 I really appreciate your recent kindness and support. Thank you for having me over to your lovely home when I needed a friend. I also appreciate the insights you gave me into my situation.

Thank You for Your Kindness and Caring Messages

Here are some messages for those who show kindness by caring about you. If these messages feel too generic, you can add a sentence with an example of their caring for you.

Related: Thank You For Checking On Me Messages

#1 Thank you for your kindness and caring. I am grateful to have you in my life. I appreciate everything you do for me.

#2 I appreciate you for caring about me. You are kind to check up on me from time to time to see how my life is going.

#3 I am grateful for your love, care, and kindness. You are the best friend I’ve ever had. I feel lucky to have you in my life.

#4 Thank you for taking care of me. I have much gratitude for your kindness. I also appreciate your patience as I learn new things.

#5 Thank you for showing me kindness and caring about me. I’m thankful to have a good friend!

Thank You for Your Sympathy and Kindness Messages

Life isn’t always easy and hard times happen. Sometimes we need sympathy and compassion from our friends and family.

#1 Thank you for your sympathy and kindness. Losing my mom has been very difficult. Thank you for the kind words and the casserole last week.

#2 I appreciate your prayers, kindness, and sympathy. Your compassion is above and beyond. Thank you for being there for me, giving me hugs and a listening ear. This season has been the hardest of my life.

#3 Thank you for your sympathy this week. Your kind and compassionate words have been a blessing to me.

#4 Thanks for your kindness yesterday. I really appreciated your sympathy for my family at the funeral. You are a wonderful friend.

#5 I appreciate the sympathy card you mailed when my sister passed. Thank you for your sympathy, love, and kindness and for seeing my pain. The note you wrote on the card was beautiful and touched my soul.

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Author: Heidi Bender

Title: Writer

Expertise: Thank You Notes


Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. She aims to help people write thank-you notes by providing examples and tips. She is the author of She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.