Air New Zealand teamed up with Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Julian Dennison to "spring" several Kiwis with kindness this week.

A video posted on Air New Zealand's Facebook page shows the young Kiwi actor doing a range of kind gestures to mark the start of spring and Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is celebrated today.

The gestures included paying for people's meals at a restaurant, paying for people's ice creams on Auckland's waterfront, taking flowers and chocolates to people in a hospital and playing games with retirees at a rest home in New Plymouth.

In the video, Julian says: "I'm like Santa Claus but in spring".

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Several people look at Julian with dismay after the gestures, to which he simply says, "you've got sprung".

At the end of the video, he challenges Kiwis to put a spring in someone else's step.