As I Scrolled Through These 45 Photos, One Thing Became Very Clear. And Everyone Should See It.

The world isn’t always fair. In fact, there are many, many times when it’s unfair and it feels like other people are out to get you. That’s why it’s important to remember the positive parts of life when you can. Take, for example, these random acts of kindness.

Complete strangers helped each other out for no reason other than to be good people. This is the sort of kindness that really renews your faith in the world and other people. As you scroll through these, it’ll become very clear that the world isn’t the bad place some people try to make it out to be…

(H/T Epic Dash)

Don’t let this world get you down. There are plenty of good people out there who would help you if you stumbled. Feel good about other people and share this article – it’ll spread the happiness.


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51 thoughts on “As I Scrolled Through These 45 Photos, One Thing Became Very Clear. And Everyone Should See It.

  1. I was in Seattle at pikes place waiting to cross the road when i noticed there was a man crossing the street when walking away from me. He was walking diagonally across the street heading right into traffic just as I noticed that he had a walking stick and was completely blind a cab driver jumped out of his car at a green light and helped the man across the street. It was like the most amazing act of kindness i had ever seen.

  2. With all the bad we se on the news it makes me happy to see our basic human compassion is still intacted.
    These stories made me cry from the beauty of the spirit behind them. Wonderful.

    • My daughter has been paying it forward, after her daughter had a brain tumour removed, and then she contracted cancer herself. My daughter brushed aside her own illness to concentrate looking after my 11 year old granddaughter, and they were so grateful and overwhelmed by the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who treated them so well, and with great compassion, that they are now paying it forward, giving talks at events to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. So far they have helped to raised many thousands of dollars. I am so proud of them both.

  3. Them random acts of kindness are so beautiful to see I wish everyone could do just 1 act to a complete stranger the world would be a better place to live in x

  4. Why do these always make me cry like a baby?
    I’m a grown man, maybe it’s that I don’t see enough of this in my world.

  5. This list made me so happy I cried, just a question, i’m on tumblr and I know theres no way to share it on there, but i’d like to, would you mind if I posted it up on there and linked it back to this page? I feel like it might at least make someone smile on there too, even if it was just one person :)

  6. There are only three important things in life: “The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” William James, philosopher

  7. Makes you feel good inside to know there are so many caring people. They really are
    everywhere, but so often we never notice their good deeds, and many don’t want us to
    notice. May all of us do more to pay it forward. Ellie McKinley

  8. The expression on the woman’s face whose cat was being handed to her by the fireman that had saved it from a fire – made me burst out in tears.

    Yes. Pay it forward.

  9. I am a waitress. getting off of work late one night a father approached me at the drug store with his child and said he needed some money to pay for his kids prescription. I gave him 20 dollars and he wanted to figure a way to pay it back. All I said was next time, Pay it forward.
    A month later I was stranded at a gas station with my 3 kids, digging through my car for change to just try to make it home on my empty tank. A stranger came up and told me he already paid for my gas inside the store. He filled my tank! My point… sometimes kindness comes back.

  10. I was a beneficiary of one of those random acts of kindness a few years ago. My father had died suddenly, and I was frantic to get a flight home. One thing after another had me getting to the airport late, and I was so distraught that when I finally got on the concourse I kept looking at the airport monitor for my final destination city rather than my transfer city. Since I was looking for the wrong city, I couldn’t find a gate, so I ended up rushing up to all the Southwest gates at Dulles airport to see if I could find my flight. I felt like I was in a nightmare! By the time my shocky brain figured out how to find my gate, it was 10 minutes past the departure time and the gate was closed, but the plane hadn’t yet pulled away. The attendant told me, in a tone that suggested I was seriously out of luck, that it was up to the pilot’s discretion whether to re-open the airplane’s doors after they had been closed, but he would check. When the pilot opened the doors and let me board, that moment of kindness was like a balm over the grief and pain that let me pull myself together for what lay ahead.

  11. A lot of people commenting compared these stories to the harsh and fear-inducing news stories that normally spew into the public’s mind.
    I think there should be a regularly-aired news station devoted to only positive stories!! Maybe someone reading this with the right amount of power can make this happen.
    Who wants to watch nothing but war and brutalities. How about good deeds, people surviving, and positive changes in this cold world! I think it would perpetuate positive behaviour in those who watch it.
    Peace and Love!
    -Stranger

    • I think that’s a wonderful idea! Most news just focuses on the bad and the ugly and leaves people feeling helpless and angry. I’d love to see what would happen with a station that focused only on the good and the uplifting. People need that. It’s good for the soul.

  12. After wiping tears and blowing my nose I resolved to be vigilant for opportunities to share kindness.

  13. First off all of these pictures are filled with the few honest and pure people in this world. I’m so happy that these people exist, for our world would be even more selfish than it is now without them reminding us there is good in everyone. My favorite is #35 because that man puts the right thing to do above all, even over his own needs for survival. I myself would have a hard time doing what he did, and now admire him for his selflessness. He stands with everyone on this gallery as role models and we could all learn from them. My conclusion: From the tiny acts of kindness to the giant acts of generosity, you can influence someone’s life at any moment. Don’t waste it.

  14. I can’t get through this page without crying. Omg. I m half way through, but it is wonderful that people did all of the nice things but we are still eating meat. LOL.

  15. the one with the copgiving the homeless man shoes made the papers a while back, because the guy passed the man and saw he wasent wearing the shoesand asked why and the homeless guy said he couldnt because he was afraid he’d be mugged and hurt by other hobos for his shoes while sleeping

  16. These random acts of kindness are beautiful.I’m going to do theone with some money in sn envelope treating someone to a little treat tomorrow :-)

  17. don’t pour water in your eyes or anyone elses eyes after teargas – you are just going to make it worse, milk is much better

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