Despite the many hardships, challenges, crimes, violence, and negativity happening around us, there are still a lot of people all over the world who choose to be kind and prove that there is still good in humanity. A simple act of kindness can bring difference to the world, and if everyone of us does it, this world can be a better place for everyone. There are a lot of people doing good things, some of them are announced, some are not, but needless to say, the most important of all is that they share positivity to people they share themselves with. There are millions to mention and here are just a few of them who gave us a pinch in our hearts.
#1 A Homeless Man Made Everyone Believe That Money Cannot Buy Dignity And Honesty
Billy Ray Harris could be a homeless man, but that does not stop him from returning an expensive wedding ring dropped by Sarah Darling in the cup he uses to ask for alms. Darling’s delight made her post the kindness of Harris in social media, and this starts to turn his life around as many people share their blessings and help Harris raise $180,000. It does not stop there as he was able to find a job, buy a house and after 16 years, reunite with his family. Good people doing good things are everywhere in this inspiring story.
#2 The Champ In The Ring And In The Hearts of Poor Filipino People
He was able to secure a spot in the history as he wins 8 weight divisions in boxing. This made his life and his family a lot more comfortable as he was able to bag millions along with his belt. Living a poor life when he was younger, he knows that a home is what everyone dreams of, so he shares a portion of his winnings to build more than 1000 houses for families in Tango who cannot afford to have a home they can call their own. People doing nice things will surely change the life of people not only for a moment but forever.
#3 The Queen B is Giving Anonymous People Christmas Spree
Beyonce really knows how to make Christmas merry to everyone around her. When she visited Walmart on Christmas season of year 2013, she went there not only to pick up things on her long Christmas shopping list but also to give anonymous people with Walmart gift cards. She purchased a total of $37500 gift cards to be distributed to 750 people around the mall. Although doing good deeds is not measured by the amount of money you shelled out, but needless to say, Beyonce made a lot of people’s Christmas happier and more fun.
#4 A Syrian Man Shows That It is Not Only Humans That Need Help
During a war in Aleppo, a Syrian man named Alaa Jaleel decides to stay in the city not because he has no choice or he has no place to go but because he wants to take care of felines who were left by their owners because they want to save themselves from the war. Included on the hundreds of cats he feeds every day is a cat from a little girl who was left without a choice but to leave her loved cat behind because her family is moving to a different country. He says that he commits the child to return her cat when she finally comes back home.
People doing good deeds are not only shown to people but also to all creatures living in this world.
#5 An Old Woman Deserves a Break of a Lifetime
The social media was stunned with a video posted where a woman of 69 year of age, Karen Klein, was awfully bullied by students. Despite her old age, Klein is still working as a bus monitor. The harassment video was posted by a kind hearted person and created a donation site, Indiegogo, to raise $5000 to give the woman a vacation of a lifetime. The $5000 is not only the amount she receives, as her story is passed on from one to another on Facebook, she was able to receive $700,000 more from 32,000 well wishers.
She returned the kindness to people, as she donated $100,000 to put up a foundation for anti-bullying, named after her. The amount she collected was able to make her retire from the job that unfortunately gives her a bad experience. People doing kind things are actually giving inspiration to others and making them good persons too.
#6 The Love You Hoped For Can Be Coming From Strangers
An autistic young girl, Hallee Sorenson, invited her friends on her birthday, but unfortunately, no one arrived. Her cousin Rebecca did not let her feel down, she posted on her social media account the photo of Hallee and ask people to send her birthday wishes through birthday cards. And to the post office of Bangor, Maine’s surprise, their office received over 10,000 parcels, letters and cards all to be sent to no one else but Hallee. People doing good deeds are not just within your neighborhood or from people you know, as they are everywhere.
#7 Policemen Are There Not Only To Catch Criminals But Also To Contribute Good Deed Examples
Larry DePrimo an NYPD officer became an instant internet sensation as a camera caught him doing good deeds for others. He did not think twice going out of his way to buy not just socks but also a pair of boots to give a homeless man freezing in cold and lying on the pavement with bruises on his feet, and he even helped the man put on the shoes.
DePrimo could be very young at 25 but he clearly understands how to be one of the people doing kind things. The video uploaded on social media was viewed more than 1.6 million times, shared for more than 133,000 times and received more than 400,000 likes. Because of this good deed, he was honored by the NYPD and received a gift of a pair of what else but cufflinks.
#8 Waking Up From a Car Accident Was Never This Dramatic
Scott Dunn met a serious car accident a few days before his graduation, he was in a coma and woke up knowing that he misses to attend his most awaited high school graduation. But because the principal and the rest of his teachers and batchmates understand how it feels to be in a car accident and miss your graduation, they re-enacted their exact graduation only that time, Dunn is the only one who went on the stage to receive his certificate.
Everyone was in their academic gowns and even his teachers delivered their speeches again. It is a complete re-enactment of their graduation and Dunn could not believe that he received this much love and support.
#9 Making a Dying Person’s Last Wish Come True
A terminally ill, down syndrome man, Scott Widak, had a very few things that make him happy and one of these was receiving mails. His nephew thought to post on Redditt a request for mails for his most loved dying uncle. Although the post was deleted shortly because of too personal, sensitive information, there were still some people who were able to copy and repost them on the internet. And because of this request Widak was able to receive not only letters but also music, artwork, personal mementos and dvds a few months before his last breathe on earth.
#10 Repairing The Home of Someone In Need Is a Sample of People Doing Good In The World
A retired school teacher, Anne Glancey, received a bad news from the city officials, that if she fails to repair her home, she will be charged $3000 daily. And because there is no one to give her a hand, Adam and Kristin Polhemus decide to give her a hand and paint and put her house in order the whole summer time. All their efforts were never put to waste as they were able to turn Glacey’s home into a perfect one.
#11 An Honest Act Really Pays Off
A 44 year old homeless man living in Thailand, Woralop, one day has found a designer wallet left on the train. The wallet had 20,000 baht and many credit cards in it, instead of keeping it, he went straight to the police station and handed them the wallet. And in great surprise, the wallet is owned by Nitty Pongkriangyos, a 30 year old factory owner.
To give honor to the honesty Woralop showed, Pongkirangyos gave him not only work but also a service home. People doing good things for others will get good karma in return. Just like Woralop, from being a homeless man to someone who is earning 11,000 baht a month and a home that he knows he can sleep without worries.
#12 An Ice Cream Vendor Coming To The Rescue Of a Blind Person
A Dairy Queen manager, Joey Prusak, despite his young age of 19, did not stop from confronting a woman who picked up and put directly in her pocket the $20 money a blind person drops. Apart from confronting the lady, he also denied servicing her to show that he did not appreciate what he saw.
This may be a simple act of kindness but the internet world considered this seriously and even tagged him as a minor hero. People doing good things for others will get blessings in return, just like Prusak who get offers of higher paying jobs and appearances not only on radio but television as well. It may be simple for others, but this can be inspirational to some.
#13 A Teacher’s Heart Is Always Kind
Raymond Nelson at first could not understand why his students are not acting properly during his class. Then he found out that these students do not have a man in the house, so he created a group, the “Gentleman’s Club” that can help children without fathers to learn things that their fathers are supposed to teach them like tying their ties, treating their teachers, sisters and mothers right and so on. All he wanted was for the children to remember all the things that he taught them when they grow older. Indeed, a noble thing only teachers can think of.
#14 A Good Deed Gets Blessings In Return
A struggling, single mother waitress, Sarah Hoidahl, decided to pay the $30 lunch of soldiers as she found out that the military personnel did not receive their paycheck because of the US Government shutdown. She had no idea that her simple act of kindness will become very popular online.
It was not just online that made her popular as she also had TV guesting with the talk show “Ellen” and received 50 inch TV, $10,000 and a brand new car. This indeed is a story that would make you understand that there is goodness in everyone. This struggling mom definitely did not expect that blessings will start to pour her way in return of her $30.
#15 Sacrifices Are Worth To Be Cherished
Nikki Hamblin was running her dream at the 5000-meter race in the Olympics when she accidentally hits Abbey D’Agostino, a US runner, Abbey fell on the ground. Instead of Hamblin running back and aiming for a medal, she went back and helped Abbey to get back on her feet. They helped each other and finished the race together. Although they crossed the line last, they were still qualified to run for the finals.
Apart from joining the finals, they also both received an award Pierre de Coubertin medal. This medal was given to them because of their generosity and for showing everyone the true meaning of sportsmanship.
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