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Nextdoor’s #ThankANeighbor celebrates neighborly kindness

Written by Team Nextdoor

Celebrate National Gratitude Month by letting your neighbors know you appreciate them.

Elaine, of Bakersfield, CA, recently turned to Nextdoor to share a heartwarming moment with her community.

She posted a video showing her grandfather struggling to bring in his garbage can from the street, when a kind neighbor and their child stop to help her grandfather.

Elaine’s note of gratitude, which received nearly 5,000 reactions from her community on Nextdoor, said: “Our family would like to thank this gentleman and his adorable lil boy for helping out our grandpa!”

Every day, neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor to give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services.

Now, Nextdoor has launched a new feature encouraging positive connections with those nearby: #ThankANeighbor.

#ThankANeighbor gives neighbors on Nextdoor an in-the-moment way to shine a light on those in the community that make a remarkable difference.

From small asks to big tasks, it’s quick and easy to recognize kind neighbors on Nextdoor.

#ThankANeighbor provides a thoughtful prompt to celebrate the displays of kindness you see in your neighborhood.

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You can select a theme for your post:

  • Say thanks
  • Act of kindness
  • Helped me
  • Generous
  • Friendly

After selecting the #ThankANeighbor option from the post composer on Nextdoor, neighbors can add the name of the person or group they would like to acknowledge, and share a message of what inspired their feeling of appreciation and gratitude.

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When Leo, of San Francisco, CA, a beloved UPS driver in his community, alerted his Nextdoor neighborhood that he would be out of town for a big birthday, one of his neighbors decided to do something special for him.

Learning of Leo’s upcoming milestone, a neighbor honored him with a painstakingly-made custom 60th birthday cake.

As Leo wrote on Nextdoor: “It’s official. I want to thank Candice Lopes for this beautiful cake.”

Small acts of kindness make a big impact.

Let your neighbors know how much you appreciate them by giving them a shoutout, like Elaine and Leo.

Whether it’s in honor of National Gratitude Month in November, Veteran’s Day on November 11, World Kindness Day on November 13, Thanksgiving Day on November 24, or anytime throughout the year, we encourage neighbors to create #ThankANeighbor posts to celebrate neighborly connections and kindness in your community.

Head to the Nextdoor app or visit to #ThankANeighbor in your neighborhood.

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