While on business in New York, frequently pegged as a stereotypically unkind city, Jeff Stibel was shown extreme kindness. After he broke his foot, strangers were helping him out of cabs, carrying his bag at the airport, and giving him extra pizza. He explains on LinkedIn that helping others can actually help you, too. When we’re kind to someone else, our brain releases oxytocin, and oxytocin makes us feel happy. So why don’t we show everyone the same kindness we reserve for those who are hurt? Especially when it comes to our co-workers? Try brightening your workplace by showing some kindness every day, you’ll literally be happy you did.