Life can be hard, and we all know that. Yet in the rush of the modern day, with all our problems and sorrows, we often forget how important it is to stay human. Sometimes it’s crucial to stop for a moment and remind ourselves that we are able to make the world a better place.
Bright Side has made a list of stories showing that kindness and compassion are still there, hiding inside each of us. No matter how small a good deed may seem, it means the world to the person you help.
1. Ladies, unite!
This man was dancing at a party, but he was laughed at and stopped. It could have ended like this, in shaming and disappointment, but for a group of LA women led by Cassandra Fairbanks.
1,727 ladies organized a search to throw a party under the #finddancingman hashtag. The story touched many people and attracted celebrities like Pharrell Williams and Moby, who offered to be a free DJ at the event.
And they did it! His smile says it all.
2. This kid restores our faith in humanity.
This young man noticed that several kids in his class didn’t eat during lunch. He came home and told his mom that he wanted to share food with them. They packed a whole box of snacks and brought it to school to feed the boy’s classmates. Could they be sweeter?
3. This man had a truly kind heart.
Walking down a street in Athens, an unknown photographer captured this scene. A stranger bought a new pair of shoes for a homeless man, who was sitting in the street barefoot. The homeless man was so touched that he cried.
4. Coffee for policemen
In September 2016, when Chelsea, New York, was bombed, police officers and other services went through pretty tough times in attempts to save and protect citizens.
Yet people didn’t remain indifferent. This particular shot shows a guy handing coffee and pastries to the officers. And this guy wasn’t the only person who decided to thank their protectors in this way.
5. First meeting with a wild turtle
This Finnish guy saved a wild turtle from a highway by moving it to a safe place.
6. Lowe’s rescue squad
Michael Sulsona, a Vietnam veteran, lost both legs when he stepped on a mine in the war. One day, when he was at Lowe’s, his old wheelchair broke.
3 workers from Lowe’s rushed to help immediately. They moved Michael to a chair, and then they took apart his wheelchair and replaced the worn-out details and broken parts. They promised to make it work like new, and they succeeded.
“It was our honor,” they said when Michael thanked them.
7. Kindness is in the details.
Lady Gaga took a picture with a homeless man and gave him some cash. He was surprised and said he smelled. “Don’t worry. I smell too,” she replied.
8. You can make a difference.
Meet Jeremy, a sales representative for Vitamix juicers. One day at work, he met a lady suffering from cancer. They started discussing the power of vitamins found in fruits and vegetables and their cancer-healing properties. The lady couldn’t afford to buy the expensive juicer and was clearly disappointed by this fact. She left to continue her shopping, but Jeremy approached her and presented her with a brand-new Vitamix juicer. The lady cried and gave him a warm hug.
It turned out that Jeremy bought the juicer for this lady from his own pocket. “It was just a split second that God touched me, and I knew that I had to buy it for her,” he said.
9. A young guy helps an elderly man.
Gage, a worker at Publix, noticed an old man with a loose shoelace. The older gentleman couldn’t tie it because it was hard for him to bend down. Gage approached the man and tied both laces with a smile on his face.
10. A crowd pushed a train to help a man.
When entering a train, a man slipped, and his leg got trapped between the carriage and the platform. People gathered around him to push the incredibly heavy carriage and free the man.
11. These young Germans surprised a homeless man.
These 3 German students showed their kindness by collecting some money for this homeless man. A guy approached the man and asked to borrow his bucket because he wanted to play it like a drum. When he started playing, another guy sat down next to him with his guitar and joined the performance. Then came the girl.
People crowded around them, listening to the improvised concert and giving money. When the students finished their song, they left, leaving a hat with coins to the surprised man.
12. Giving can help to fight sorrow.
This owner’s dog, Phoebe, passed away. They decided to express their sorrow by giving other dog owners some joyful moments with their pets.
13. This fawn was saved by a caring man.
One day, 2 fawns were born in a man’s backyard. One of them had injured her leg and fell down while walking. The man brought her into his home, made her a brace, and fed the baby with milk throughout her period of healing.
When her leg was successfully healed, he managed to find the baby deer’s mother and released her back to her family.
14. These Australian cyclists saved koalas from the heat.
When the temperature outside rises, koalas search for our help. This photo was captured in 2009. A cyclist stopped to give a thirsty animal some water from his bottle.
And this seems to be a common practice in these cute bears. Luckily, there are kind people in the world who are ready to help.
15. This African rapper helped a poor guy.
Duncan Scuva, a South African rapper, happened to be in a mall with his friend. When they saw a poor boy, their first thought was that he was begging to buy drugs. They gave him some money and asked him to spend the cash on food. Duncan was about to leave, but suddenly he turned around and saw the boy praying.
He returned. It turned out that the boy was begging for money to feed his family, and Scuva decided to help. He took the boy to a supermarket, filled a cart with products an average family needs, and drove him home. When the boy’s mom saw this gesture of compassion, it made her cry.
16. This firefighter risked his life to save a dog.
This dog was saved by Mark Monaghan and gave him a thank you kiss a moment after the shot was taken.
17. This man helps any way he can.
This man covered a woman in a wheelchair with the only umbrella he had.
18. Superheroes in real life!
Sometimes we all need a superhero to come and tell us that everything will get better. So Batman decided to visit kids at Mattel Children’s Hospital to cheer them up and wish them a happy Halloween.
Would you do something like these amazing people did? Or perhaps you have already done something similarly touching? Share your stories in the comments!
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