February 15 is National No One Eats Alone Day. It’s a day to encourage kids at school to make friends during lunch. Luckily, we have our dogs around to show us how it’s done! Here are ten dogs who inspire us to eat with friends!
Check Out These Pups Eating With Furry Pals!
National No One Eats Alone Day was created to encourage kids in schools to eat with new classmates. It’s a day to help kids put aside differences and meet new people. They also might learn that kids who they thought were so different from them may not be at all.
We sure could all learn about being inclusive from dogs, even as grown-ups. Dogs don’t have cliques the way humans do. They have packs and do lots of things together as a pack. Dogs don’t judge one another based on a class system. Let’s take a lesson from them on No One Eats Alone Day and reach out to include others in our packs.
If you have a child, encourage them to eat with someone new on February 15th. You never know. They just might make a new friend.
If you’re in school or at work and see someone eating alone, ask them to join you, or ask if you can join them. Use your discretion and don’t be pushy. Don’t let yourself get written up or banned from Starbucks, even though you had the best of intentions.
No One Eats Alone–A Powerful Message
National No One Eats Alone Day is not a well-known national day, but it has a very inspiring message and could have a positive impact on youth. Some kids just don’t know how to reach out to others and suffer in isolation.
As adults, many of us might prefer eating by ourselves. For kids and teens facing social pressures and learning how to interact with others, it can be horrible.
This also is a good day to get kids without social hangups to reach out to others. They might not even realize that so many kids do, in fact, eat lunch alone every day.
If you prefer eating with company, here are ways to ensure you don’t eat alone:
- Eat with your pup. Maybe even pack a picnic lunch and take them to the park.
- Invite a friend over for lunch. You can even make it a doggy play date if they have a pup, too.
- Invite a friend out to lunch. If you want to include your pooch, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to eat in many cities. Usually they’ll let dogs eat on a patio or outdoor seating area, if nothing else.
What do you think about National No One Eats Alone Day? Do you think it would be beneficial in schools? Let us know in the comments below!