Altruism and volunteerism are associated with lower risk of mortality for adults above age 55 (Oman, Thoresen, & McMahon, 1999). Several experiments have attempted to understand whether frequency and variation of kind acts affects the volunteer’s happiness. College students who performed five acts of kindness in one day reported more increases in happiness than those who did the acts over a week (Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener, 2005).